James Corden Gets James Blunt To Be Blunt With His 'Late Late Show' Staff

But it ends up backfiring on the host.

08/25/2017 03:51 EDT | Updated 08/25/2017 05:55 EDT

James Corden enlists singer James Blunt to do his dirty work in a new “Late Late Show” skit.

“The worst thing about my job is breaking bad news to my staff,” Corden begins the clip, which was shared online Thursday. “How do I keep my fun persona while telling someone that their work is absolute shit?”

Luckily, he’s discovered the perfect solution — and it involves getting Blunt to be, well, really blunt on his behalf. Cue clips of Blunt delivering Corden’s concerns to staffers, but then making it all right again with a burst of singing.

Corden’s spoof cowardly stunt does backfire on him eventually, though.

Check out the full segment above.

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