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Like millions of people around the world, James Corden is tired of failing his New Year's resolution to lose weight.
The 42-year-old host of CBS' The Late Late Show has therefore signed a multi-year deal to become a celebrity spokesmodel for WW (formerly Weight Watchers) and drop the excess pounds for good by participating in their program.
"I've realized that every year for the past decade, probably even 15 years, on January 1st, I've told myself and anyone that would listen that this is it, this is the year I'm going on a diet. I'm going to lose a load of weight. I'm fed up with the way I look. I'm fed up with being unhealthy and this is it, this is the year I'm doing it," Corden said in a YouTube video posted on Friday, New Year's Day. "And because of that, I've over Christmas eaten everything that's in the fridge because in my head, in January, I'm starting this diet and it'll be a success and as you can see, well, it hasn't."
He continued, "It started to get me down in a way that I've just sort of never really been able to stick to anything like that and I think I've just probably spent a long time just accepting that this is my body and that's it. But I really am sick and tired really of just doing the same thing every year."
The star invited fans to join him on his weight loss journey, saying, "Let's make this the last year that this is our New Year's resolution."
Corden said he contacted WW and asked for help. As part of their new partnership, the TV host will follow the new myWW+ plan, which offers a holistic approach to weight loss and wellness.
"I want to change the way that I live. I want to be better for my children and for my family," Corden said in a WW press release. "I don't want to wake up tired, or feel embarrassed when I'm chasing my son on the soccer field and out of breath after three minutes. The weight is not the issue, it's the wellness of it I am ready to tackle."
The company said that "to encourage as many people as possible to embark on a health journey," 100,000 digital WW memberships will be given "to those who have endured financial hardship over the last year."
Corden, who is also actor who once starred on the hit British drama series Fat Friends, has been candid about his weight loss struggles and has lost and regained pounds over the years. In November, he told CBS News' 60 Minutes that when he was in school, he was bullied because of his size.
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