James Corden goes from Gavin & Stacey to former First Lady at the Met Gala

Have you ever been to Barry Island? James Corden goes from Gavin & Stacey to former First Lady as he dines with Hillary Clinton at the Met Gala

The comparatively humble pleasures of Barry Island were a distant memory on Monday evening as James Corden rubbed shoulders with America’s former First Lady at the Met Gala. 

The Gavin & Stacey co-creator – a household name in the US thanks to his nightly presenting role on The Late Late Show – was joined by Hillary Clinton as they occupied a table at the New York event.

What could have been a potentially awkward seating plan was saved by Corden’s past association with Clinton – a former guest on his CBS show. 

James Corden goes from Gavin & Stacey to former First Lady at the Met Gala

In good company: James Corden rubbed shoulders with America’s former First Lady at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday evening (pictured L-R: Julia Corden, James Corden, Hillary Clinton and Ryan Reynolds)

The presenter, 43, had previously interviewed Clinton during her doomed 2016 presidential race, while also engaging the politician and her daughter Chelsea in a political skit at the expense of one-term President Donald Trump. 

He was joined by glamorous wife Julia at the event on Monday evening, while genial actor Ryan Reynolds also found himself seated at the same table.

Corden’s outing comes after it emerged last week he was quitting The Late Late Show in the US at the end of season eight despite the best efforts of CBS executives. 

Previously: Corden has crossed paths with Clinton on The Late Late Show, with their political skit - scripted at the expense of Donald Trump - also featuring her daughter Chelsea

Previously: Corden has crossed paths with Clinton on The Late Late Show, with their political skit – scripted at the expense of Donald Trump – also featuring her daughter Chelsea

In style: James looked dapper figure as he stepped out with his television producer wife Julia at the Met Gala, held at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday evening

In style: James looked dapper figure as he stepped out with his television producer wife Julia at the Met Gala, held at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday evening 

His wife of 10 years looked glamorous for the couple’s outing in a sweeping floor-length green velvet gown.

The garment featured elegant lace detailing to the front and a corseted mid section as well as structured puff shoulders.

She carried a clutch purse in the same colour as her dress and wore lashings of make-up to highlight her pretty facial features.

The couple, who share children Max, 11, Carey, seven, and Charlotte, four, stood arm-in-arm on the red carpet at the glamorous event.

Old times: James with co-star and co-creator Ruth Jones in hit sitcom Gavin & Stacey

Old times: James with co-star and co-creator Ruth Jones in hit sitcom Gavin & Stacey 

Stunning: Julia looked glamorous for the couple's outing in a sweeping floor-length green velvet gown at the Met Gala on Monday evening

Stunning: Julia looked glamorous for the couple’s outing in a sweeping floor-length green velvet gown at the Met Gala on Monday evening

Moving on: Corden's outing comes after it emerged last week he was quitting The Late Late Show in the US at the end of season eight despite the best efforts of CBS executives

Moving on: Corden’s outing comes after it emerged last week he was quitting The Late Late Show in the US at the end of season eight despite the best efforts of CBS executives

James and Julia are still trying to ‘figure out’ what’s next for the family as they mull over a move back to the UK.

CBS executives told the MailOnline last week that they ‘desperately tried to keep him for longer’ before he made the decision to depart The Late Late Show.

An insider told MailOnline that spending more time in the UK when the show ends is ‘definitely on the horizon’.

Another source suggested he is planning on moving close to West Ham United’s London Stadium in east London.

The Late Late Show, which films out of Los Angeles, first premiered in 1995 with host Tom Snyder. Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson followed as host until James Corden came along in 2015.

Gavin and Stacey’s best quotes  

Pam on Mick’s VERY short-lived television appearance after being interviewed on the news: ‘Mick’s gonna be on the telly, Stacey! Mick’s gonna be on the telly!’  

Smithy’s extravagant takeaway order: ‘Chicken bhuna, lamb bhuna, prawn bhuna, mushroom rice, bag of chips, keema naan and nine poppadoms…’, although he didn’t take too kindly to everyone suggesting they share it.

He added: ‘Woah, right, what is it about a group of people ordering an Indian or a Chinese that it’s somehow unacceptable to eat your own food you order yourself, why do we have to…?’ 

Dawn on her love-hate relationship with husband Peter: ‘Well excuse me if I’ve forgotten what romance looks like, you pathetic lump of s**t!’

Pam serving some serious shade: ‘Not being funny you need to get a life, what you said just then was really boring!’ 

Stacey on announcing her pregnancy: ‘I’m pregnant,’ to which Gavin replied: ‘My b***s work!’ 

Uncle Bryn discovering the Internet: ‘Worldwide web. I like it, like a spider. Hey, that’s the ticket, that’s brilliant, you’ve got it. First class, that is!’  

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