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James Corden took on his school bullies

James Corden took on his school bullies

James Corden scared the school bullies away with his confidence.

The 'Late Late Show' host refused to be picked on growing up and decided the best way to go about it was to "terrify" the bullies by pretending to have a lot of bravado.

He said: "If you're big at school, you've really got two choices. You're going to be a target.

"If you go to school and you're me, you go, 'Right, I'm just going to make myself a bigger target. My confidence, it will terrify them.' That's how I felt in school. Inside, you're terrified. But if you're a bit funny, if you're quicker than them, they won't circle back on you again."

The 38-year-old television personality also admitted he "could never understand" why unattractive or larger people in movies fall in love in "kooky, roundabout" ways.

He added: "I could never understand when I watch romantic comedies the notion that for some reason unattractive or heavy people don't fall in love. If they do, it's in some odd, kooky, roundabout way - and it's not.

"It's exactly the same. I met my wife; she barely owned a television and worked for Save the Children. We sat down one night and we fell in love and that was it."

Meanwhile, James also revealed what it is like to film a segment of his infamous 'Carpool Karaoke' and says he advises celebrities to let go.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: "You're getting in a car. The doors close. It's the two of you. You're going to put the music on. We're going to sing our hearts out.

"What I say to everybody is, 'This is a safe space. The more you go for it in the songs, like you're playing Madison Square Garden, the better it is.' I have to meet them halfway with that. If I am at all timid in those moments, then they're going to be like, 'Wait. Hang on. What am I doing?'"