What does James Corden really, really want?
Victoria Beckham in the jump seat for Carpool Karaoke.
The former ‘Posh’ Spice Girl turned professional footballer’s wife turned respected fashion designer shared ‘top secret’ film on Instagram yesterday of her hairdresser putting the finishing touches to her glossy locks as she installed herself in LA’s most famous SUV, before being joined by Corden.
However the footage now appears to have disappeared from instagram although you can still (for now) see it on some third party sites.
Victoria joins a remarkable roster of A-listers including Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Adele and Elton John to take the passenger seat for the hugely successful item, which is set to become a stand-alone series on Apple TV.
However, the appearance is unlikely to herald a Spice Girls comeback – Beckham has reportedly nixed the idea of a reunion and sent of threatening letters to the other members when they tried to put the band back together without her.
It will be interesting, of course, to see whether Victoria can actually sing. Her vocal skills were often panned throughout her solo career and time in the band.
Last year, at the launch of the Vogue 100 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, she said that the producers used to ‘turn off’ her microphone “and just let the others sing.”
Carpool Karaoke owes its existence to the late George Michael, as the sketch originally started as an item for Britain’s Comic Relief charity, in which Corden picked up George Michael and drove around while singing with him.
Corden said he found the experience “joyful” and when he took over as host of The Late Late Show it was one of his big ideas—but the idea failed to excite artists at first.
“Imagine a recording artist. They said no,” Corden told Stephen Colbert in an interview earlier this year. “There wasn’t anyone who would do it, and then there was a chance meeting with Mariah Carey, and she said, ‘OK, I’ll do it.’”
After the tragic news of George's death on Christmas Day, Corden paid an emotional tribute to the singer his The Late Late Show.
“We had come up with this idea to have me and George Michael sitting in a car, and it was the first time I had ever sung in a car with anybody," he said.
"It’s become quite a big part of my life now and he really inspired it."
The comedian also said it was thanks to Michael that Carey agreed to do it, revealing that Mariah Carey told him, “If it’s good enough for George, it’s good enough for me.”