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Michelle Obama inspires Team USA to beat Team UK in James Corden competition

‘When they go low… we also go low – because that’s Dodgeball’: Michelle Obama inspires Team USA to beat Team UK in James Corden competition – and knocks Harry Styles out of the game in one brutal shot

  • The light-hearted game featured on Monday’s edition of Corden’s chat show 
  • It kicked off a week of shows to be filmed from the presenter’s native London 

Michelle Obama revealed a hitherto unknown sporting prowess as she guided a star-studded female Team USA to a dodgeball victory over an exclusively male British side on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Joined by teammates Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Lena Waithe, Melissa McCarthy and Kate Hudson, the former American First Lady basked in 2-1 win over a UK side featuring Corden, Harry Styles, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Bradley and Reggie Watts.

However the result was not without casualties, as One Direction star Styles was mercilessly knocked out the game after finding himself on the receiving end of a low shot by Obama.  

Talent: Michelle Obama revealed a hitherto unknown sporting prowess as she guided a star-studded female Team USA to a dodgeball victory over a male British side on Monday’s edition of The Late Late Show with James Corden

Talent: Michelle Obama revealed a hitherto unknown sporting prowess as she guided a star-studded female Team USA to a dodgeball victory over a male British side on Monday’s edition of The Late Late Show with James Corden

The singer was unable to move fast enough to prevent being caught, and with the rules stating that any player caught by a blow is automatically out, he had no choice but to leave the court. 

Dictating the game’s rather basic principles prior to the match, Obama told her assembled teammates: ‘I want you to know that I am proud of each and every one of you.

‘Strength is not measured by how you throw the ball, it is measured in here. When they go low, we also go low, because that’s how Dodgeball works. Am I right?

Watch out: One Direction star Styles mercilessly knocked out the game after finding himself on the receiving end of a low shot by Obama

Watch out: One Direction star Styles mercilessly knocked out the game after finding himself on the receiving end of a low shot by Obama

Game over: The singer was unable to move fast enough to prevent being caught, and with the rules stating that any player caught by a blow is automatically out, he had no choice but to leave the court

The singer was unable to move fast enough to prevent being caught, and with the rules stating that any player caught by a blow is automatically out, he had no choice but to leave the court.

The singer was unable to move fast enough to prevent being caught, and with the rules stating that any player caught by a blow is automatically out, he had no choice but to leave the court

Leading the way: Obama inspired her team to a memorable win with her powerful shot

Leading the way: Obama inspired her team to a memorable win with her powerful shot

The star-studded match, which aired on Monday evening, served as the centre-piece in the first of a week of show’s to be filmed on the road in Corden’s native London. 

  

Daily Mail UK

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