After the pair met, the Gavin & Stacey star reveals that he was approached to go on her chatshow to promote the new series."When I spoke to the researcher beforehand he said the idea for the show was to find out how compatible Lily and I would be," he recalled.Because that might be needed — despite my (excellently applied) false eyelashes and best efforts, at the end of the date, the doctor dashed all my hopes against the language barrier."You don't speak the same language as my parents," he said, explaining that would make communicating with them problematic. It had been a really fun night on my side — lots of laughs and easy conversation.(I didn't tell him that I’m great with languages and could probably learn theirs.)Maybe I should have seen the parental issue coming. That’s more than I can say for some first dates I’ve been on.
The last time I went to her place was when the reality dawned on me," he said."It was Lily, me and a couple of her friends chatting and drinking. There was no me and Lily, it was all in my mind."I'm glad that's all it was.I reminded him our tab was being picked up by emphasis on the two "lates." (All I know is Corden's predecessor Craig Ferguson didn’t even rate a house band.)I have no idea what the budget for the show is, but at this point, I was beginning to think of James as an old friend.And I wanted to leave some room in his benevolence fund in case I need him to set me up again.When Corden asked what he was looking for in a woman, he replied, "You'd have to ask my mother that."“That’s too bad,” I said. It seems like a wedding to a Canadian doctor officiated by James Corden is not in my future.But on the upside, I have been reminded that the world is still full of whimsy, fun and reasons to wear false eyelashes.And hey, that’s more than I expected when I pulled into the CBS parking lot that afternoon ruminating about how that I would die alone. But next time, could you please set me up with someone who won’t try to make me pass the mom test on the first date?