"I was still there when his new girlfriend moved in. And when she got pregnant. It was only when they started measuring up for a cot at the end of my bed, I thought I'd better move out." Mamma Mia! star DOMINIC COOPER reveals it took a lot of hints from actor best friend JAMES CORDEN before he finally moved out of his home.
The British actor is currently appearing in a production of One Man, Two Guvnors in London, but earlier this year (May11), he suffered blurred vision and headaches during rehearsals stemming from a damaged cornea in his eye.
Corden has now suffered another set back - he has damaged cartilage his knee, according to Britain's The Sun.
A source tells the publication, "James is battling through the pain barrier for now. He is refusing to let it get the better of him. He is tied up with his play and will not let the pain force him to postpone shows. He doesn't want to let punters (theatregoers) down."
The Little Britain star and model Stone marked their first wedding anniversary in May (10) and the comedian is keen for them to cement their relationship with a baby.
He admits meeting Sir Elton's son, Zachary, and his funnyman friend James Corden's new arrival, Max, has just added to his longing for a child.
He tells Britain's Heat magazine, "I have met Zachary and he's beautiful. I've got so many friends who've got new babies. I went to see James Corden's baby Max... and my friend (actor) Rafe Spall also has a new baby. (Actor) Rob Brydon and his wife are about to have a new one, too. Everyone's got a baby except me...
"I'd very much like to have a baby... but I just hope they don't end up like me! In terms of the timing, in some ways, you think it's not the right time. But then you wonder how you know when is the right time. So it is something we're thinking about. I just don't know when."
The Gavin & Stacey star is currently appearing in a production of One Man, Two Guvnors in London, but on Wednesday (25May11), he suffered blurred vision and headaches during rehearsals for the show.
He sought medical help at a hospital in the U.K. capital and theatre bosses feared they would have to axe Wednesday's performance after doctors diagnosed Corden with a damaged cornea.
Medics prescribed Corden a strong anaesthetic to numb the pain, and he took to the stage as planned, according to Britain's Daily Mirror.
A source tells the publication, "James was really worried but, being a man, refused help. Eventually his co-stars persuaded him to get urgent medical attention.
"The pain did little to hinder his performance - and James got a standing ovation."
The Star Trek actor berated Corden onstage at the Glamour Awards in London last June (10), scolding the host for giving the audience an unsightly view of his bulging stomach.
He snapped, "From where I was sitting, I could see your belly," before Corden attempted to provoke the actor by lifting his shirt to show the crowd his bloated waist, adding, "Okay, can we get a taxi really quickly please. There's an old man going home.''
Stewart has since apologised for the incident, admitting he was "out of control" and blaming alcohol for his remarks.
And now the pair has made amends by filming a sketch to be shown at the Comedy Gala at the British capital's O2 Arena next week (beg23May11).
In the clip, Corden criticises Stewart for commenting on his belly, before the veteran star apologises and starts begging for forgiveness.
A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Patrick felt awful about the ugliness last year. He had had a drink, his new girlfriend was there and he just got carried away. He'd been thinking about how he could make amends and a comic sketch came up as the only option. And it is brilliant. Mutual respect has been restored."
The Star Trek actor confused the audience at the Glamour Awards in London in June (10) after scolding host Corden for giving the audience an unsightly view of his bulging stomach.
He snapped at the funnyman, "From where I was sitting, I could see your belly," while Cordon retorted, "You could see my belly. I can see you dying right now."
Now the veteran star insists he regrets his bizarre and booze-fuelled rant.
He tells Britain's Classic FM, "My part of the evening came late and it was alcohol (that prompted the remark), I'm afraid. I went too far, I was somewhat out of control. I have nothing but admiration for Mr Corden. I still blush in remembrance of it."
The Gavin & Stacey funnyman's fiancee Julia Carey gave birth to a baby boy at London's Portland Hospital on Tuesday morning (22Mar11), according to Britain's The Sun.
The couple has yet to decide on a name for the tot.
Corden has been dating Carey since 2009 and cemented their relationship with a romantic Christmas Day (25Dec10) proposal.
John, best known in the U.K. for her recent role in hit comedy Gavin & Stacey, passed away at a hospital in Swansea, Wales earlier this month (Feb11) following a short illness.
Her comedy co-stars Corden and Brydon, as well as Ruth Jones and Larry Lamb, joined her family and friends to remember the star, with Corden leading the tributes at the ceremony.
He said, "She was a great actress and an incredible lady and will be sadly missed. All our thoughts are with the family of Margaret."
John, best known in the U.K. for her recent role in hit comedy Gavin & Stacey, passed away at a hospital in Swansea, Wales following a short illness.
The actress appeared in several popular British TV series, including Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Dr Who and Casualty, as well as enjoying a role in Simon Pegg's film Run Fatboy Run.
But it was her portrayal of wise-cracking elderly neighbour Doris in the BBC's Gavin & Stacey that made her a star in her 80s.
Her co-stars Corden, Brydon and Mathew Horne have all paid tribute to the actress on Twitter.com.
Corden writes, "All my thoughts are with the family of Margaret John who played Doris in G and S. A great actress and an incredible lady. She will be missed."
Brydon adds, "Just heard the terribly sad news that Margaret John has passed away. What a wonderful person she was, everyone on G&S adored her."
Horne wrote, "Really sad to hear Margaret John has passed away. She was such a good woman and so fun to work with."
Rupert Grint, George Michael and funnyman James Corden also feature in the skit, which shows the stars fighting over who should go to Africa as a celebrity ambassador for the organisation.
Corden volunteers - but McCartney tells the Gavin & Stacey star he's too fat for the trip, quipping: "People don't like seeing tubby people over in Africa. If they hadn't eaten so much, no one would be starving."
Beckham is also turned down as he "can't cry", while Keira is rejected from the mission for being "too gorgeous".
The annual Comic Relief fundraiser telethon will hit screens in Britain in March (11).