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James Corden dons a £1,600 Gucci cardigan as he heads out to film Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special

He’s gone on to find transatlantic fame hosting The Late Late Show since his humble beginnings on BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey.

And while James Corden might be back in Barry to film scenes as his character Smithy for the Christmas Special of the rebooted sitcom, his Hollywood lifestyle appears to be something he just can’t shake.

Leaving a hotel in Wales with the rest of the British cast for the much-loved comedy, the 40-year-old scribe was spotted sauntering to an awaiting car to take him to the set sporting a £1,600 Gucci cardigan.

So LA! James Corden might be back in Barry to film scenes as Smithy for Gavin and Stacey's Christmas Special, but his Hollywood lifestyle appears to be something he just can't shake.

So LA! James Corden might be back in Barry to film scenes as Smithy for Gavin and Stacey’s Christmas Special, but his Hollywood lifestyle appears to be something he just can’t shake.

James covered a black Tee and jeans with the costly designer cream, navy and red sweater, which branded the words ‘Tricot pour la Côte D’Azur’ on the back.

He wore a pair of shades to complete the ensemble, ensuring his star power was out in force.

He was seen marching towards one of the cars with the rest of the ensemble cast, set to take them to their filming location for the day.

Joining him were Rob Brydon, Joanna Page, Mathew Horne and Larry Lamb, all dressed down in comparison.

'Knit for the French Riviera!' James covered a black Tee and jeans with the costly designer cream, navy and red sweater, which branded the words 'Tricot pour la Côte D'Azur' on the back

'Knit for the French Riviera!' James covered a black Tee and jeans with the costly designer cream, navy and red sweater, which branded the words 'Tricot pour la Côte D'Azur' on the back

‘Knit for the French Riviera!’ James covered a black Tee and jeans with the costly designer cream, navy and red sweater, which branded the words ‘Tricot pour la Côte D’Azur’ on the back

Incognito? Joining him was Rob Brydon, who looked dressed down in comparison

Incognito? Joining him was Rob Brydon, who looked dressed down in comparison

Joanna, 42, wore a baggy white Tee and navy sweatpants, with her blonde locks swept back from her features as she chatted animatedly on the phone.

The star – who plays titular character Stacey – was swiftly followed by her onscreen husband Mathew.

The 40-year-old, who plays Gavin, followed behind in black sweats, with a baseball cap pulled over his head.

Comedy gold: The sitcom followed the story of Gavin, an ordinary boy from Essex in England and Stacey, an ordinary girl from Barry in Wales

Comedy gold: The sitcom followed the story of Gavin, an ordinary boy from Essex in England and Stacey, an ordinary girl from Barry in Wales

To work! He was seen marching towards one of the cars with the rest of the ensemble cast, set to take them to their filming location for the day

To work! He was seen marching towards one of the cars with the rest of the ensemble cast, set to take them to their filming location for the day

They're off! Rob - who portrays Bryn - was in a grey top and slacks; the 54-year-old brandished a briefcase and was followed by Larry, 71, who also looked low-key. Larry plays Mick in the show

They’re off! Rob – who portrays Bryn – was in a grey top and slacks; the 54-year-old brandished a briefcase and was followed by Larry, 71, who also looked low-key. Larry plays Mick in the show

Rob – who portrays Bryn – was in a grey top and slacks; the 54-year-old brandished a briefcase and was followed by Larry, 71, who also looked low-key. Larry plays Mick in the show.

Larry’s onscreen wife, Alison Steadman, 72, who plays Pam in the sitcom, was not with the others, last seen shooting party scenes with the rest of the ensemble a day earlier.

Neither was co-creator and Nessa actress Ruth Jones, 52.

Bringing the glam: James wore a pair of shades to complete the ensemble, ensuring his star power was out in force

Bringing the glam: James wore a pair of shades to complete the ensemble, ensuring his star power was out in force

Taking a call: Joanna Page, 42, wore a baggy white Tee and navy sweatpants, with her blonde locks swept back from her features as she chatted animatedly on the phone

Taking a call: Joanna Page, 42, wore a baggy white Tee and navy sweatpants, with her blonde locks swept back from her features as she chatted animatedly on the phone

Next: She was swiftly followed by her onscreen husband Mathew Horne AKA Gavin

Next: She was swiftly followed by her onscreen husband Mathew Horne AKA Gavin

It was revealed back in May that the beloved BBC comedy would be coming back for a Christmas special.

The final series ended with Smithy stopping Nessa and Dave’s wedding ceremony while Stacey discovered that she was pregnant.

It concluded with the foursome together six months later on Barry’s beach, with Stacey displaying a baby bump.

Fans are hoping to find out more about Stacey and Gavin’s family life nine years on.

James, who created the sitcom alongside Ruth, made the announcement that the show would be back in a Twitter statement, sharing a picture of the new script.

Titular stars: Joanna and Mathew play the titular Gavin and Stacey Shipman on the sitcom

Titular stars: Joanna and Mathew play the titular Gavin and Stacey Shipman on the sitcom

Titular stars: Joanna and Mathew play the titular Gavin and Stacey Shipman on the sitcom

He means business: Larry Lamb, 71, also looked low-key

He means business: Larry Lamb, 71, also looked low-key

Back for more: Larry plays Mick in the TV show, which returns this Christmas

Back for more: Larry plays Mick in the TV show, which returns this Christmas

He typed: ‘Ruth Jones and I have been keeping this secret for a while… We’re excited to share it with you. See you on Christmas Day ⁦@BBCOne⁩ #GavinandStacey’

The sitcom followed the story of Gavin, an ordinary boy from Essex in England and Stacey, an ordinary girl from Barry in Wales, who spoke on the phone every day at work.

In the show, they finally met, fell in love and got married, joined by best friends Nessa and Smithy as they navigated the trials and tribulations of marriage.

The beloved series also starred Melanie Walters as Gwen, Stacey’s mother, and Sheridan Smith who portrayed Smithy’s sister Rudi.

Via CelebStarZone

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