Jacinda Ardern and Stephen Colbert put their own hilarious spin on Carpool Karaoke singing Queen

Publish Date
Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:48AM

Overnight, we got our first look at Stephen Colbert's visit to New Zealand with The Late Show - and it looks like he had a blast!

The week-long series, dubbed "New Zealand Week", will chronicle the comedian's Kiwi adventures, including an interview with Jacinda Ardern, rugby lessons with "legends from the All Blacks" and a tour of Wellington with stars Lucy Lawless and Bret McKenzie.

During the opening of the show, Colbert explained he was dedicating a whole week of his shows to New Zealand to avoid talking about US President Donald Trump's impeachment.

"Trump's impeachment is really heating up — it's gearing up, it's ramping up," he said.

"The fate of our nation hangs in the balance. That is why all week we will have complete coverage of my amazing trip to New Zealand."

The Prime Minister picked up the 55-year-old from Auckland Airport when he arrived here last month, before driving him to her house for an interview. 

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Along the way, the pair indulged in a Carpool Karaoke rip-off, which featured a hilarious cover of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

And let's just say they should definitely stick to politics and late-night talk shows!

The Late Show is the most popular late-night talk show in the US with more than four million viewers tuning in every night.

Tourism New Zealand has estimated Colbert's visit is worth $5 million in advertising.

Note: Skip forward to the three minute 12-second mark to see the singalong!