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James Corden had hilarious response to threat from person who hacked his Twitter account

James Corden had hilarious response to threat from person who hacked his Twitter account

The hacker held Corden's account ransom for $1,000

James Corden has revealed his brilliant response to a hacker who threatened to hold his Twitter account ransom.

The Late Late Show host claimed that his 'Twitter got hacked over the summer' and that he was sent a somewhat threatening WhatsApp message.

The 44-year-old explained: "I got this message from someone who works at Twitter saying there's been sensitive information on your account.

"I hadn't posted in a year, so I was like, 'OK, I should probably look at that.'"

Corden was then asked to fill out a form online.

He checked the form out and thought everything seemed legit.

Corden said: "So I go sure, put my information in, and then bang, gone.

"Then I got a WhatsApp message from somebody saying, 'I've frozen your Twitter.

"You can buy your account back for $1,000'."


Corden then brilliantly responded with: "'Bro, you can keep it'."

As expected, social media users were quick to comment, with one person writing: "How do we know if this is the hacked account or not?"

While someone else questioned: "How do they know your number?"


Well, it was Corden's birthday a couple days ago (22 August) and he probably got one of the best gifts ever at Madison Square Garden.

Harry Styles, who was performing that night, surprised Corden with a 'Happy Birthday' sing-a-long.

As shown in the clip, the singer tells the screaming crowd: "There’s a friend of mine [and] tonight it’s his birthday.

"His name is James and I was wondering if you would please help me sing happy birthday to James."

The presenter was understandably buzzing with the surprise and shared a clip to Instagram, writing: "I can’t believe you did this H! It was the best part of my birthday. Thanks to everyone at MSG for joining in!"

One of his followers commented: "Aww so sweet! Happy birthday James."

Another joked: "Hope you got a better camera for your birthday."

A third person also pointed out: "Why is the quality of this video so bad?! Someone please buy James a new phone for his birthday."

While a fourth wrote: "I was in Pit and screamed happy birthday, I can’t believe you were there!!"

Someone else said: "Happy belated king James! We love you so much. Hope your birthday was filled with so much love."

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Topics: James Corden, Celebrity