Late Late Show host James Corden has joined Coldplay on stage in Los Angeles for a surprising tribute to the late Prince.

The unlikely pairing performed a cover of The Purple One’s Nothing Compares 2 U at The Rose Bowl in Los Angeles.

Before Corden joined the band on stage, Martin warmed up the crowd with a fake story about Corden’s history with Coldplay.

“What people don’t know is that there was another guy that we all met and we all thought was the most talented member, and he was so good that if he had been in our band forever, we’d be the best band you ever knew. But instead he chose to forge his own path,” Martin told the crowd.

“But I’m very pleased to tell you that — in honour of Prince tonight, because we want to honour Prince — we managed to convince our missing and best member to come back into the band. You may know him from things like “Carpool Karaoke” and that kind of s**t, but we know him as the guy who turned down being in a band with us.”

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