Published Monday, 07 October 2013
Computer worker Wes Howson was ushered into the VIP area of the Birdcage club in Manchester and received free drinks during a night out.
He was also mobbed by a host of girls who believed him to be the Gavin & Stacey star.
Howson tells The Sun newspaper: "My mate texted someone at the club for a joke, saying he was bringing James. People were shaking my hand and one girl told me I was her idol. They were tweeting and posting pictures. It was hilarious."
The prank clearly amused Corden - he posted a link to the story on his Twitter alongside the message, "Love this guy... classic!"