James Delingpole James Delingpole

It’s because Corden is such a dick that The Wrong Mans was so blindingly brilliant

Plus: a remake of Mapp and Lucia that had James Delingpole’s family royally amused

God, it must be awful to have been at school with James Corden. As he sat fatly at the back of the class farting and flicking bogies and distracting the teacher with his relentless smartarsery, you’ll have consoled yourself with the happy thought that at least this repellent, maddeningly irritating waster was never going to make anything of his life…

Then, years later, you’ll have opened the papers to read rave reviews of his hit sitcom Gavin & Stacey.

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