James Corden has been many things during his time as Late Late Show host. He’s tried being mayor of L.A., and another time took a turn as a Million Dollar Listing agent. Corden topped all his previous efforts on Thursday, however, when he showed up to the Dancing With the Stars set to choreograph a short “bumper” routine for one of their recent episodes. Corden, of course, thought he was choreographing the whole show, and strutted around set in a turquoise boa. He even bothered judges Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, trying to hijack one of their trailers.
Eventually, Corden was reminded that he was only choreographing a segment with three dancers, not the whole show. Although initially disappointed, Corden resolved to make “the greatest break bumper they’ve ever seen in their lives.” He instructed his dancers to impersonate tigers and macaws, while demonstrating depth, fear, anger, rage, joy, and happiness. Things got weird, but they eventually pulled off a successful bumper.
“At the start of the day, I was up here and they were down here,” Corden said afterward. “Now, they’re here and I’m here, and that is progress. And that is dance.”
Watch the clip below.