James Corden says he ‘inadvertently’ told Ricky Gervais’ ‘brilliant’ Twitter joke
James Corden has apologised to Ricky Gervais after he made a joke about the comedian in a tweet.
According to US press agency AFP, the actor said he “inadvertently” relayed the “brilliant” response Gervais made to a tweet he made about the actor’s father appearing on television last night.
The tweet read: “Good news for Ricky Gervais. His dad is coming on tonight’s The Tonight Show.”
The father of late actor Christopher Gervais appeared on The Tonight Show last night, leaving his son with a clear message that life is good at home with his family, and to not worry.
However, despite this, the tweet, which has gone viral, has received criticism, and James Corden has now said it was “inadvertent” to make the joke.
The actor took to Twitter this morning, writing: “I accidentally told Ricky Gervais’s brilliant joke about his dad on The Tonight Show last night. Apologies to the Late Show’s incredible audience.
“I will not repeat this mistake again. Please delete my tweet.”
Following the tweet, Ricky Gervais’ publicist told The Daily Telegraph: “The Tonight Show joke Ricky Gervais tweeted didn’t have any references to his father’s appearance on The Tonight Show’s last night.
“His tweet was entirely about his personal life and his father’s appearance on the show was completely incidental.”
In the meantime, James Corden’s tweet has received thousands of retweets and likes and he has received praise from other celebrities, including his co-host of The Late Show, James Corden, who tweeted: “I am so sorry to the Late Show’s audience that you had to sit through a joke about your Dad’s appearances on Saturday Night Live. Sorry too.”