James Corden Shares Heartfelt Tribute Following Attack At Ariana Grande Manchester Concert
"We'll all go to bed holding our little ones even tighter this evening."
The news broke during filming of The Late Late Show, so the Brit actor chose to record a message for everyone affected as a last-minute addition.
"It shocks me, every time we hear this sort of news, that attacks like this can happen," he began, "but especially when there will have been so many children at this concert tonight."
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that the attacker died at the arena after using an improvised explosive device, with their priority now focussing on whether they were working alone or not.
James continued: “Many of you won't have ever been to Manchester, but you will definitely have heard of it. It's famous all over the world for so many wonderful things. Great football teams – Man City, Man United. Incredible music – Oasis and Joy Division.
"It was the birth place of the leader of the suffragettes, it's the home of the inventor of the first computer. It's a place full of comedy and curries and character.
"But when I think of Manchester, the place that I know. "I think of the spirit of the people there. And I’m telling you: a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard-pressed to find. Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core, and if it was even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening.
"My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Manchester tonight. All of the staff at the MEN Arena, all of the security teams, all of the emergency services, Ariana and her team, and all of those families affected by tonight."
Adding: "We'll all go to bed holding our little ones even tighter this evening."
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.
An emergency telephone number has been set up following the attack, it is: 0161 856 9400.