James Corden explains the things you should never do in a British person’s home
LONDON — If you don’t want to upset James Corden, then whatever you do don’t open his fridge without his permission. Just don’t do it.
In the above clip, taken from the first episode of Acorn TV‘s upcoming three-part miniseries Very British Problems, Corden discusses the phrase “make yourself at home” — and how in Britain it basically has an entirely different meaning.
“When I say ‘make yourself at home,’ I don’t mean ‘make yourself at home,'” explains Corden. “I mean, this isn’t your home.”
England cricket legend Freddie Flintoff agrees.
“‘Make yourself at home’ is like the worst thing someone can say,” he says, “because that really means ‘be really careful, take your shoes off, don’t put your feet on the couch or on my table, and be careful with everything you do.'”
As the name suggests, Very British Problems will basically feature a lot of British people moaning about stuff that gets on their nerves. The series will be narrated by Harry Potter star Julie Walters; Stephen Mangan, Jonathan Ross and a variety of British comedians will also feature.
The series premieres on Acorn TV — a streaming service for British television — on March 28.
By Sam Haysom