Three major late-night talk show hosts James Corden, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the show last night after her death.
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” host Corden sat at his desk in front of a silent audience and delivered a heartfelt statement on the Queen’s passing.
“I’m just as sad as the rest of the world tonight,” Corden said. “And, a huge thank you and thanks to the Queen for the most incredible service and leadership she has shown in our lifetimes.”
Born in Hillingdon, England, 44-year-old Corden was well known in the country for his appearance on the BBC sitcom “Gavin & Stacey” before coming to the United States, and rose to fame with acting and talk shows.
“We will always celebrate her life. Remember where she stood. We will always be grateful for her sacrifice,” the “Late Night” host said at the end of the show.
“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” host Jimmy Fallon sat at his desk, parting from his monologue, paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth.
“As a talk show host, you always ask ‘Who would be your dream guest?’ My answer is always ‘Queen.’”
Fallon went on to talk about his level of admiration for the Queen, commenting on her “sense of humour”.
Jimmy Kimmel, host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” took a different approach when covering the news of the Queen’s death.
Kimmel opens with some light-hearted jokes about the Queen in her opening monologue.
“She’s been Queen for 70 years. Longer than any monarch in British history. From an American perspective, it’s like Kris Jenner died here,” the host said.
royal announcement Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8. The Queen’s funeral could be 12 days away in the morning.
Her 73-year-old son Charles will now inherit the throne as King of England.
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