James Corden admitted to stealing from Mariah Carey’s house after she kept him waiting for three hours before filming their “Christmas Carpool Karaoke” segment.
Corden, 39, was taking part in a game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” with John Boyega and Drew Barrymore during Wednesday’s “Late Late Show” when he made the startling confession.
The British host had been asked whether he’d ever stolen anything in the tell-all game, to which he replied at first: “I mean, my wife’s heart.”
Corden then admitted, “This is completely true and I’ve never told anybody this. I once stole a candle from Mariah Carey’s house. I’ll tell you why, though! These candles, they say ‘Mariah Carey’ and there’s a butterfly on them.
“We’d gone to film this ‘Christmas Carpool Karaoke’. I went to go to her house and we were going to film it from there. We were supposed to film at 3 and I was told get there at 4 and they’ll probably be ready.”
“I waited in her living room until about 6:30 just on my own, and I thought, Well, I’m going to take this candle just for my time. And I still have it today.”
Following Corden’s revelation, Carey sent the candle thief a joking tweet about his guilt:
To which Corden replied:
Wednesday’s game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” also saw Barrymore, 43, call Jake Gyllenhaal her least talented co-star.