Ed Sheeran hopped in the car with James Corden for his own carpool karaoke session. The singer got a bit handsy with James. As they opened with Ed’s song “Shape of You,” Ed rubbed the inside of the host’s thigh. But Ed is apparently always tender with his friends.
When James asked Ed about his affinity for dive bars, Ed shared a story of dragging Justin Bieber out to a grungy spot in Tokyo, Japan. Apparently, the duo got so wasted, they ended up on a golf course where fake sports fan Justin had a great idea.
“He put a golf ball in his mouth and said, ‘Go on! Hit it out!'” Ed shared. “I was pretty hammered. And then I was like, ‘Focus, focus, focus. You can’t hit him. You can’t hit him. You can’t hit him.'” Chanting his little mantra didn’t stop Ed from smashing Justin’s face with a driving wedge.
“He was actually really cool about it,” Ed said. “He was like, ‘Ah, bro! Ah!’ And just carried on.” Justin Bieber’s golf ball wasn’t the only ball that ended up in a famous singer’s mouth during Ed’s ride with James, though.
The talk show host challenged Ed to prove that he could fit 47 malted milk chocolate balls in his mouth. Ed threw down and broke his own record, shoving 55 candy balls into his cheeks.
Check out Ed’s carpool karaoke below.
(Photo credit: “The Late Late Show with James Corden” YouTube account)