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It’s no secret James Corden has long harbored dreams of being in a boyband. Recently unearthed footage from 1995 showed him admitting as much to Meat Loaf, and we already know he can hold a tune from the Emmy award-winning “Carpool Karaoke”.

Well, last night (September 27) on The Late Late Show he finally got his wish.

There to promote their upcoming Las Vegas residency were A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell, a.k.a. the original Backstreet Boys line-up. James was more than a little excited, as the BSBs hail from back in the day when boybands were boybands, i.e. tightly choreographed, shiny-faced, and everyone played their part.

Or, as James put it: “Five guys together, I’m talking about the Cute One, the Funny One, the Nice One, the Other One, and the Maverick.”

Needless to say, James couldn’t resist getting on stage with them. The song chosen for the occasion “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” and there are no prizes for guessing which lyric he opened with:

Doesn’t he fit in seamlessly? He’s got the moves, and, in true time-honored boyband tradition, he’s even wearing a matching black outfit.

Add one more name to that residency, we say.

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.