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Stop being a 'prat', pals told Corden

Comedian James Corden admits becoming famous was intoxicating and sent him off the rails as he found himself out drinking with strangers every night, until friends and family helped him see he was looking like "a bit of a prat".

He described how advice from friend Rob Brydon and a hug from his father, which reduced him to tears, helped him turn things round and become the husband and dad he is today.

James Corden was speaking to Kirsty Young on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on Sunday 12 Feb at 11:15 GMT, repeated Friday 17 Feb at 09:00 GMT. Listen online or browse the extensive Desert Island Discs archive.

  • 12 Feb 2012