Friday 23 March 2018

WATCH: 'We'll all go to bed holding our little ones even tighter this evening' - James Corden pays emotional tribute to victims of Manchester attack

James Corden pays tribute to Manchester
James Corden pays tribute to Manchester
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

James Corden has paid an emotional tribute to the victims of the suspected terror attack on Manchester.

Twenty-two people have died and many have been injured following the attack at the MEN Arena where US popstar Ariana Grande had performed on Monday night.

The Late Late Show host Corden recorded a message for the victims and started by saying he heard about the attack while taping his show earlier in the evening.

"It shocks me every time we hear this sort of thing, that attacks like this can happen, but especially when there will be so many children at this concert," he said.

"Many of you won't have ever been to Manchester, but you will definitely have heard of it. It's famous all over the world for so many wonderful things, great football teams - Man City, Man United - it's famous for incredible music - Oasis and Joy Division - it was the birth place of the leader of the suffragettes, it's the home of the inventor of the first computer, it's a place full of comedy and curries, and character.

"But when I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there, and I'm telling you, a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard pressed to find. Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core, and it was even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening.

"My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Manchester tonight, all of the staff at the MEN Arena, all of the security teams, all of the emergency services, Ariana and her team, and all of those families affected by tonight. We'll all go to bed holding our little ones even tighter this evening."

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