James Corden and Michelle Obama throw an epic celebrity dodgeball match

Brenda Watkins
June 20, 2019

Since moving to the United States for The Late Late Show, James Corden has been searching for a way to determine which is better: the UK or the US.

The A-list band of athletes took on Team U.K., helmed by the late-night host, and comprised of singer Harry Styles, actor Benedict Cumberbatch, "Game of Thrones" star John Bradley and "Late Late Show" bandleader Reggie Watts (who is actually not a Brit, in a running gag throughout the skit).

Michelle's team was made up of American stars like Mila Kunis, Kate Hudson, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Waithe and Allison Janney.

The episode aired in the USA overnight, with the nation on the edge of their seats as the two teams battled it out on the court to see who would reign supreme.

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It's the face-off of the year: Michelle Obama vs. James Corden in a no holds barred match of dodgeball. And after that, watch the showdown in full. As Kunis told the camera, "Listen, when Michelle Obama calls and asks you to do anything, you just say 'yes'". "I want you to know that I am proud of each and every one of you".

The two then agree to settle the score with a game of dodge ball, both assembling celebrity teams. Corden says Brits are better at sports, to which Obama counters, "I don't think that's true, and if it is, you have nothing to do with it". "When they go low, we also go low because that's how dodgeball works".

Then she corrected herself: "Who am I kidding?"

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