James Corden had a horrid time as BRITs host

British actor James Corden hated his time hosting the BRIT awards, insisting he was constantly fighting for attendees’ attention. The funnyman served as presenter at the event five times before bidding farewell to the role earlier this year (14), but he admits the live broadcast was a struggle because the audience, mainly made up of music insiders, had no interest in him.
Speaking on Britain’s The Michael McIntyre Chat Show on Monday (14Apr14), Corden said, “It was horrid. It is so much fun the week leading up to it and you get to see the bands, and then it is live and you are in this room full of people that don’t listen to anything you say. People who beg for a ticket turn up and pretend they are too cool to be there. They are all chatting, drinking and eating.
“It doesn’t feel like there is a TV show going on, it feels like a big social function being watched by the rest of people in the arena. You are doing it and people are walking past you, they know it is on TV.”
Corden announced he would step down as host before taking to the stage for a final time at February’s (14) ceremony at London’s O2 Arena.