Manchester Arena attack: James Corden records touching message to Ariana Grande concert victims

At least 22 people died last night

At least 22 people, many of them children, died at the Ariana Grande concert last night

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TV star James Corden ended his recording of The Late Late Show with a moving and passionate tributes to the victims of the Manchester terror attack last night.

Corden, visibly emotional, spoke about Manchester's manifold cultural achievements in a stirring two-minute monologue, after an explosion claimed the lives of at least 22 people at a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

He also said he was particularly shocked by the number of children who would have been in attendance at the Manchester Arena gig.

Corben told his audience that Manchester was famous all over the world for football and music, and had offered all manner of innovations, from computers to women's suffrage.

"A more tight-knit group of people you will be hard-pressed to find," the former Gavin and Stacey star told viewers, before suggesting that Manchester will now be even tighter as a result of last night's tragedy.

You can watch footage of his monologue below.