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A celebrity smackdown was brewing at last night's Glamour magazine awards in London when a joke went horribly awry. Sir Patrick Stewart was called onstage to present an award to Zoe Saldana for her work in Avatar. Instead of reading the teleprompter, Stewart took the opportunity to tease comedian, and emcee, James Corden about his weight.
He said: 'From where I was sitting, I could see your belly. And that was from right over there at the back of the room. These people down here....'When Saldana came onstage to accept her award, she remarked, "'For whatever it's worth, I like your belly." The Daily Mail caught up with Corden after the show where he said, "I wasn't angry. I found it quite disappointing. You should ask him about it but I'm certain he's left."
He then looked at Corden, who said: 'Sorry, I'm waiting for the punchline. Go on. You could see my belly but I can see you dying right now.
As the crowd laughed nervously, Sir Patrick asked them: 'One more, do you want one more?'
In reference to Corden joking earlier in the evening that he fancied Nick Jonas, Sir Patrick said: 'If you fancy the Jonas Brothers, cover your belly.'
· James Corden comes out on top after on-stage clash with Sir Patrick Stewart at the Glamour Awards [Daily Mail]