Andy Cohen Doubles Down on Claims James Corden Copied ‘WWHL’ Set

Andy Cohen Doubles Down on Annoying Claims That James Corden Copied 'WWHL' Set — But ‘Better’

Andy Cohen and James Corden.
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Nonetheless not over it? Andy Cohen has additional defined his controversial feedback after alleging that The Late Late Present With James Corden had copied his Watch What Occurs Stay With Andy Cohen set.

“The reality is, all discuss reveals type of feed off one another, and I believe Watch What Occurs Stay owes an amazing deal to The Graham Norton Present, “ Cohen, 54, instructed The New Yorker in an interview revealed on Sunday, February 19, referring to the British chat present hosted by Graham Norton. “I believe, in my early years of Watch What Occurs Stay, I used to be rather more liable to jealousy and insecurity, and I had a distinct perspective about it than I do now.”

Andy Cohen Doubles Down on Annoying Claims That James Corden Copied 'WWHL' Set — But ‘Better’

James Corden with visitors Natasha Lyonne and Rian Johnson on ‘The Late Late Present with James Corden.’
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He continued: “I really feel like, now, if I may say something to myself within the early days of Watch What Occurs Stay, I’d be, like, ‘Dude, take a breath. Keep in your lane. All the pieces’s high-quality.’ And so I believe that I simply really feel grateful to be doing it, which, once more, sounds very Scientology or no matter. However, like, I’m [grateful].”

The Missouri native has hosted his eponymous Bravo discuss present since July 2009, practically six years earlier than Corden’s CBS program debuted. (The England native, 44, took over The Late Late Present from Craig Ferguson.)

“I’m not a comic [and] I believe [WWHL is] a distinct kind of discuss present,” Cohen stated throughout a December 2022 episode of the “Desk for Two With Bruce Bozzi” podcast. “I believe there was a standard thought of what a late-night discuss present is. I’d argue that Watch What Occurs Stay redefined what the late-night discuss present is. [We had] the primary bar on late-night, [and then] James Corden obtained a bar. James Corden type of wound up [copying our set]. It’s what it’s.”

He added on the time: “Frankly, I simply really feel so grateful now, and I’m not simply blowing smoke, [and] I’m so glad we’re nonetheless going. “It’s like, ‘Nice, copy my set. Go together with God.’”

Cohen’s WWHL “Clubhouse” includes a set of three chairs — for the Glitter Each Day writer and two superstar visitors — and a bar. Corden’s set includes a velvet coach for the visitors, positioned beside his desk, and its personal bar space, which Cohen alleged had been “ripped off” from WWHL.

“14 years into this, I’m so glad it’s nonetheless going and we are able to nonetheless do that. So I can’t be all the time wanting round, paranoid,” the Actual Housewives producer stated in Sunday’s profile. “However it did annoy me after I noticed an image of James Corden’s set as a result of it appeared like they did [my] set however really made it look a lot better and spent hundreds of thousands of {dollars} on it.”

The Cats actor, who by no means publicly addressed the stage comparisons, is ready to conclude his The Late Late Present later this 12 months.

“It’s been it’s a very onerous determination to go away as a result of I’m so immensely pleased with the present. I’m thrilled to be extending [for a year],” Corden instructed Deadline in April 2022, revealing he’ll tape his closing episode in summer season 2023. “I all the time thought I’d do it for 5 years after which go away after which I stayed on. I’ve actually been serious about it for a very long time, pondering whether or not there could be another journey.”