Thierry Henry tests his accuracy against James Corden on The Late Late Show

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If you’re not a big fan of James Corden, you’ll wish you were in Thierry Henry’s shoes this week.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona star was a guest on The Late Late Show, hosted by Corden, and got the rare opportunity to kick footballs at the British funnyman.

Corden was strapped to a rotating wheel, containing three holes for Henry to place the balls - a test of his accuracy - but couldn’t resist the chance to hit the show’s presenter and who can blame him? (Scroll down this page to watch the video).


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Henry put a ball through one of the holes with his second attempt and then turned his attention to Corden, who was wearing a fair amount of padding, an American Football helmet and a camera on top of that.

Ever the showman, Henry asked the audience if he should aim for Corden’s head. They said yes and he obliged - or, at least, attempted to.

Video: Henry's accuracy is put to the test

One of Corden’s colleagues felt things were getting a little boring so brought out a target worth 100 points and placed it over the presenter’s… well, you can see for yourself.

Henry tried his best to hit the newly-placed target but his accuracy has clearly suffered since hanging up his boots in December 2014.

Fortunately, Ashton Kutcher was on hand to hit Corden where it hurts - although Henry was not impressed that the actor threw the ball, rather than kicking it.

“That’s American Football!” the star of ‘Dude, Where's My Car?’ started shouting at the former France international.

And that was the end of the game. Great fun was had by all, with the possible exception of Corden.

Henry spent four years with NY Red Bulls

A few members of the American public will be familiar with Henry following his spell with New York Red Bulls.

After leaving Barcelona in 2010, the Frenchman agreed to join the MLS outfit and went on to score 52 goals in 135 appearances.

Henry is improving as a pundit

Henry returned to England after Sky Sports offered him a huge contract to join their team and, after a difficult start, has certainly improved in his role as a pundit over the course of this season.

Henry’s colleague Jamie Carragher has also used the current international break to travel to the United States.

The former Liverpool defender is in Los Angeles visiting his old teammate Steven Gerrard.

Gary Neville could rejoin Sky's team

There’s a chance Henry and Carragher will be reunited with Gary Neville next season.

The England coach was sacked by Valencia on Wednesday and the Mirror understand Sky Sports want him back on Monday Night Football.

Is Thierry Henry a decent pundit these days? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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