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Horne & Corden. Image shows from L to R: Mathew Horne, James Corden. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Horne & Corden

BBC Three sketch show. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Mathew Horne, James Corden, Nick Mohammed, Kellie Bright, Mathew Baynton, Rob Brydon, Helen Cripps and others.

Press Clippings

Hot on the heels of Gavin and Stacey, two of the sitcom's stars (the male ones, obviously) were given their own sketch show. Much like the recent election, it started off as a safe bet - riding the wave of Gavin and Stacey's astounding popularity - before ending up such a spectacular failure nobody could remember why it ever seemed a good idea in the first place.

It wasn't just because Horne & Corden was bad - although it was. Many of the sketches relied almost exclusively on jokes about Corden's weight, making for an uncomfortable not to mention inane half hour. But when Corden stops jiggling his stomach, the show isn't as heinous as its infamous critical mauling might suggest. What was most objectionable about the pair's below-par japes was that it was such a nightmarishly crap imitation of the friendship between Smithy and Gavin that it threatened to dull the brilliance of Gavin and Stacey itself.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 29th June 2017

Mathew Horne refuses to appear on James Corden show

Mathew Horne has refused to be interviewed for a programme about James Corden.

Paul Millar, Digital Spy, 30th October 2011

James Corden reveals the rift with Mathew Horne

James Corden has revealed that he and comedy partner Mathew Horne, who were once inseparable, drifted apart after their sketch show failed drastically.

Unreality TV, 19th October 2011

James Corden says Horne & Corden is 'biggest regret'

Comedian James Corden has revealed that the "biggest regret" of his life was making sketch show Horne and Corden.

Unreality TV, 20th September 2011

Horne & Corden - Beyond A Joke

In the words of Ricky Gervais's spoof sitcom When The Whistle Blows, are you having a laugh? In the words of Victor Meldrew I don't believe it. In my own words, has the world turned upside down? In a new poll conducted by seesaw.com, James Corden and Mathew Horne have been voted the best double act ever.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 2nd August 2010

Horne & Corden beat Morecambe & Wise as greatest duo

James Corden and Matt Horne have been voted as the greatest comedy duo of all time in a new poll of the most popular comedians.

Such Small Portions, 1st August 2010

Mathew Horne: 'Sketch was not homophobic'

Comedian and actor Mathew Horne has denied that a sketch on his comedy show, Horne & Corden, was homophobic.

Unreality TV, 19th May 2010

James Corden calls BBC Three sketch show a 'mistake'

Comic actor James Corden has admitted the sketch show he wrote and starred in with his Gavin and Stacey colleague Mathew Horne was "a mistake".

BBC News, 4th March 2010

Corden: 'Sketch show was a mistake'

James Corden has claimed that his BBC Three sketch show with Mat Horne was a "mistake".

Alex Fletcher, Digital Spy, 4th March 2010

Horne & Corden Aren't Speaking

Mat Horne and James Corden have stopped speaking and have no plans to work together again.

The Sun, 4th February 2010

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