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06.10.2019

FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA JOINS SKY ONE’S THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN IN LONDON

Former First Lady Michelle Obama will join James Corden for an epic international dodgeball game that will kick off The Late Late Show with James Corden in London, airing Tuesday 18 June to Friday 21 June, exclusively on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV in the UK. This is the third UK trip for The Late Late Show with James Corden.

To mark the first episode, the former First Lady leads Team U.S.A. against Corden’s Team U.K. in a phenomenal all-star match line up including Melissa McCarthy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harry Styles, Kate Hudson, Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Lena Waithe, John Bradley and The Late Late Show bandleader, Reggie Watts.

Zai Bennett, Director of Programming, Sky UK and Ireland said: “‘We are overjoyed to welcome such a stellar line up of guests to Sky One later this month. It’s a testament to the show that the former First Lady will be involved in The London Late Late Shows as well! James is a master of entertainment, always delivering huge stars and stunning stunts - our viewers are in for a treat.’

Further episodes will see Chris Hemsworth star in an exclusive sketch where he battles Corden to see who would be the best employee in one of London’s finest restaurants. The cast of “Dark Phoenix” – including Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Sophie Turner - will join Corden for a double-decker bus tour of London. The Late Late Show in London will also include the premiere of a new ‘Crosswalk the Musical,’ featuring songs from ‘Les Misérables’ and filmed on the bustling streets of Paris.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Sheen and Louis Tomlinson will join previously announced guests including Gillian Anderson, Millie Bobby Brown, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, Lily James, Ian McKellen, and Simon Pegg on the couch. There will be magic from David Blaine and music from Little Mix and Mumford & Sons.

The episodes, produced by CBS Productions and Fulwell 73 and in association with Sky, will air in the US on the CBS Television Network and share highlights of James’ time in the UK.

Last year’s U.K-based episodes featured legendary musician Paul McCartney join Corden for an unforgettable ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ as well as a “Crosswalk the Musical” with famed musical theater composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Late Late Show regularly features viral segments such as ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ ‘Crosswalk: The Musical,’ ‘Drop the Mic’ and ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts.’ The show holds the YouTube record for the most-watched late night clip with ‘Adele Carpool Karaoke,’ which has 199 million views. The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) on CBS. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe are the executive producers.

About Sky

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company, serving 23 million customers across seven countries - UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The company had annual reported revenues of £12.9 billion in 2016/17 and is Europe’s leading investor in television content with an annual programming spend of around £7 billion.

From exclusive partnerships with HBO, Showtime and Warner Bros. to Sky Original Productions, Sky offers the best and broadest range of content along with the best viewing experience to suit each and every customer. Whether that’s through the multi-award-winning next generation box, Sky Q, or Sky’s contract-free online streaming service, NOW TV, customers have access to the latest movies, drama, sports and kids entertainment wherever and whenever they like. This is all supported by Sky’s best in class customer service.

Sky’s success is not just based on what the company does but how it does it. Three new major commitments have been launched for Sky’s corporate campaign Sky Ocean Rescue; the reduction of our own single-use plastics by 2020; an investment fund of £25 million over five years in technology solutions; and support of marine protected areas across our markets.

Sky has over 31,000 employees and is listed as one of The Times Top 50 employers for women, as well as being recognised in the Stonewall list of Top 50 LGBT-inclusive employers. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY).

About NOW TV:

NOW TV is a pick and mix TV streaming service that lets you choose from a range of passes contract free.

Available anytime, anywhere in the UK, you can watch through a NOW TV Box or NOW TV Smart Stick, or on the web. The NOW TV app is also available on over 60 devices.

Whether you’re into big dramas, blockbuster movies, live sports or even just some extra TV for the kids, NOW TV offers four passes which include the latest and best TV and movies: Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Kids and Sky Sports.

This includes Sky Atlantic, over 300 Box Sets on demand, all 10 Sky Sports channels and over 1,000 movies – all available with no contract.

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