He may have just made his successful hosting debut in the US, but James Corden proved he hasn’t forgotten where he came from.

James took to The Late, Late Show stage for the first time last night and couldn’t resist mentioning High Wycombe, where the actor and comedian grew up.  

As a relatively unknown star in the US, James began his first show by introducing himself to the audience and despite being well on his way to becoming an international celebrity, he proved he hasn’t forgotten his Buckinghamshire roots.

He said: “I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. My name is James Corden, I'm 36-years-old, I'm from a place called High Wycombe which you will almost certainly not have heard of, most people in Great Britain haven't heard of it.”

The star grew up in Hazlemere and went to Park Middle School and Holmer Green Upper School as well as Jackie Palmer Stage School in Bridge Street.

Despite fears that the audience might not warm to the much-loved British actor and comedian, his first show won the critics over after rave reviews poured in.

 The first stars to take to James’ sofa were A-list guests Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis and comedy sketches featuring Meryl Streep, Eddie Redmayne and Simon Cowell won over the audience.  

Having worked hard to get his hosting debut right after taking over the coveted role from Craig Ferguson, the emotional comedian said: “I'm tired, falling apart but I could not be more honoured than to be standing here talking to you now.”

After the show had finished, he told his 4.92 million Twitter followers he was "blown away" by the reaction to the show.