After the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, The Late Late Show host James Corden shared a video message on Tuesday explaining why the show is continuing with its plan to broadcast three episodes from the U.K.
“Now some people might say it’s a strange time to do a variety show from this city,” said the Greater London native in the video, which was posted to Twitter. “I couldn’t disagree more.”
Though the attacks felt “incredibly close to home,” Corden said the show will move ahead with its plan to broadcast it’s Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday episodes from across the pond.
“We’re gonna bring you the silliest, stupidest, most fun-packed shows we’ve ever made, for you to celebrate London, and Britain, and everything it has to offer,” the host said. “And you know what? The people who carried out that attack, they would hate that too. I’m so proud to be broadcasting here from my hometown. I’m proud to show off its beauty, its diversity, and its stoic British determination to let nothing or anybody stand in our way. This is not a country that feels afraid.”
Guests for the special U.K. airings will include Ed Sheeran, Emily Blunt, Kit Harington, and David Beckham, to name a few. The Late Late Show airs on CBS at 12:37 a.m. ET.