James Corden seemed to have anticipated that homeschooling might be easier than it really is. Now, he realizes his priority is protecting his kids' mental health amid the coronavirus.
James Corden, 41, is facing new territory like many other parents amid the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. For years, they left all the schooling to teachers who have experience and a plan.
Now, Corden and his wife Julie Carey have had to come up with their own plan to educate their kids at home as nearly the entire nation goes into self-quarantine and isolation. So far, it's not been easy.
Corden tweeted on Thursday that "Home schooling is tough." It's tough for — not just Corden — but for the kids as well. He went onto explain:
"We all had visions of how [things] would be structured. But I've noticed, my kids are just as anxious as me, they'll remember this time forever."
The "Late Late Show with James Corden" host concluded that it was most important to protect his kids' mental health. Corden is dad to Max, eight, Carey, five, and Charlotte, two.
Corden's talk show has suspended taping alongside others, including Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah, and Conan O'Brien's shows.
For his part, Fallon continued to upload videos to the YouTube channel for his show, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." One of his videos included a song on washing your hands.
Several celebrities have posted similar clips encouraging others to by hygienic to deter the spread of COVID-19. Fallon, however, took things a step further, choosing a charity to donate to.
In his first, nearly 10-minute clip, Fallon also did a series of jokes for his viewers. He then did a drink and food segment before rounding up by playing his guitar. The video garnered over five million views.
Last week, several of the late-night talk shows initially continued taping without live studio audiences. That meant the hosts had to adapt to a lack of feedback and play off their own energy.
The move followed daytime talk shows, including "The View," "The Dr. Phil Show," "Live with Kelly and Ryan," and "The Tamron Hall Show," which all decided to stop incorporating a live audience for safety reasons.
Alex Trebek presents the Hart Memorial Trophy during the 2019 NHL Awards on June 19, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images.
Popular game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" also canceled live audiences, and several events were postponed. The length of time this will last remains unclear.
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