James Corden shows sore hands after stress over ‘joke theft’ and restaurant fury

James Corden appeared to brush off all of the drama that’s going on in his life right now, as he set foot on the red carpet for the Mammals premiere in West Hollywood.

The late-night host was seen with his hands looking red and raw as if he has been biting his nails.

James has been in the midst of controversy since October, when he was called out by restaurateur Keith McNally for his alleged “abusive” behaviour at his restaurant in NYC.

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More recently, the star was accused of a “stealing jokes” from fellow comedians Ricky Gervais and Noel Fielding.

However last night, James made a public appearance, attempting to brush off all the surrounding drama.

The Gavin and Stacey star was pictured on the red carpet for his new limited series Mammals, alongside his wife Julia Carey.

The father-of-three slipped into a smart suit, donning a maroon coloured jacket and trousers, leather shoes and a navy blue tie.

While posing on the carpet, James’ hands looked red and raw, with tiny cuts near the nail line, perhaps a result of him biting them.

However despite the mounting drama, he looked in good spirits as he was snapped at the premiere.

Following reports of James ‘stealing a joke’ from Ricky Gervais, earlier today it was claimed Bake Off host Noel Fielding once accused James of stealing one of his jokes too, in a Tweet that has resurfaced.

In the joke, from 2010, Noel spoke about an attempted mugging, saying that when he whispered "Oi mate", the mugger dropped his weapon to ask, "What is it?

Then in 2017, during an interview with actor Matthew Broderick on The Late Late Show, James said the best way to avoid being mugged is to whisper: "You are never going to believe what's happened."

"They go like this, they go, 'What?'" he said, dropping his fist down at his side.

Someone on Twitter at the time, suggested the joke was lifted from Fielding's.

And the star agreed as he tweeted: "Yes I believe this is my material x."

Earlier this week James publicly apologised to Ricky Gervais after using one of his jokes on The Late Late Show.

The After Life star, 61, called out the 44-year-old on social media by tweeting a clip of him telling the joke which was used by the comedian during his stand-up comedy show, Ricky Gervais: Humanity in 2018.

James since issued an apology, explaining that he "inadvertently" used the comedian's gag on his own show.

He wrote on Twitter: "Inadvertently told a brilliant Ricky Gervais joke on the show last night, obviously not knowing it came from him.

He added: "It's brilliant, because it's a Ricky Gervais joke. You can watch all Ricky's excellent specials on Netflix. J x."

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