Former First Lady Michelle Obama made an appearance on  the popular ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ on Monday night, and instead of the usual Carpool Karaoke segment taking its full course , they settled for a dodgeball faceoff!

The former First Lady had beat James on her previous visit to the show during their singalong. This time around, James argued that the British cannot be beat.

There was only one way to settle the USA v. UK bragging rights battle that followed: on the dodgeball court!


Obama chose her team from an array of talented American big-screen stars, including  Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Waithe and Kate Hudson.

“You would not believe how easy it was to get people to do this,” she said in an aside to the camera. “All I had to say is, ‘You’re going to throw a ball at James Corden.'”


While Corden had a little more trouble assembling Team UK — he even ended up with one less member than the competition — eventually he hit the court with  Harry Styles, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Bradley and his own not-at-all-British bandleader Reggie Watts.


What follows is an interesting pep talk with simple words from the woman behind the Let’s Move! Initiative- “Strength is not measured on how you throw the ball,” she said. Then putting one hand over her heart, she added, “It is measured in here. When they go low, we also go low — because that’s how dodgeball works!”  

The USA all-girls team stole the match as expected. No surprise there!

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