"I feel like I've loved George Michael as long as I've kind of loved music, in a way... I can remember so many specific times in my life where I might have felt on my own, and George's music would feel like you would listen to a song (sic), and he would reach his hand out and tell you that you weren't on your own, and that these feelings were not particular to you." Actor and TV personality James Corden paid tribute to George Michael in the monologue to his U.S. late night show on Tuesday (03Jan17). The Late Late Show host kicked off his now famous 'Carpool Karaoke' skits in a segment with Michael for U.K. charity Comic Relief's Red Nose Day telethon in 2011.