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James Corden not interested in replacing Stephen Colbert

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, James Corden arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Corden told Howard Stern in a June 6, 2016, interview that he has no interest in taking over for "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, James Corden arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Corden told Howard Stern in a June 6, 2016, interview that he has no interest in taking over for "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

"Late Late Show" host James Corden says he has no interest in taking over for his lead-in on CBS, Stephen Colbert.

Colbert's "Late Show" brought in a new executive producer in April and has been running neck and neck with ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in the ratings behind NBC's Jimmy Fallon. Of the possibility of replacing Colbert at 11:30 p.m., Corden tells Howard Stern "that's never going to happen" and that Colbert's show "is working."

Corden also touched on the origins of his wildly popular "Carpool Karaoke" skits, which feature Corden driving alongside singers like Adele and Justin Bieber belting out hits. He tells Stern his first-ever guest on the segment, Mariah Carey, initially told him she wasn't able to sing.

"We picked her up from her house - it's a lot harder for people to say no when you are outside the gates," Corden said. "And then she came out and said 'I'm not singing today. We'll just drive around and have a chat.'"

Once Corden put her songs on the stereo and began belting them out, Carey joined in.

Corden also reflected on the success of his segment.

"The greatest thing about the internet is it is a completely level and fair playing field," he said. "I genuinely couldn't tell you how many watch our show … We only really look at the internet."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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