Rob Gronkowski joined James Corden to drink a disgusting protein shake and discuss his move to Tampa Bay

"All of a sudden he just screams on the phone, 'Rob, I just want you to come back and play with me.'"

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Rob Gronkowski appeared on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” Thursday night to promote about his new game show, drank a disgusting protein shake, and revealed the phone call that allegedly convinced him to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Gronkowski stars in “Game On!” on CBS, a comedy game show that pits teams of three against each other in physical challenges, trivia, and competitions. Gronk captains one team, which is made up of rotating celebrities, and tennis star Venus Williams, who appeared alongside Gronkowski on “James Corden” captains the other.

“It’s really about the personality and the competition at the same time,” Williams said of the show.

The co-stars participated in Corden’s “Protein Shake-Up” challenge, where they answered questions about each other and had to add ingredients to a blender based on correct or incorrect answers.

After answering questions about Williams’s career and personal life with a TB12 cup in view, Gronkowski’s shake included blueberries, orange juice, hot sauce, and bananas.

On the last question, he was caught cheating, and Corden added toothpaste and mustard as a punishment.

Williams drank mustard, vinegar, honey, bananas, and toothpaste after her turns answering questions about Gronkowski’s career, appearance on “The Masked Singer,” girlfriend Camille Kostek, his Super Bowl Week music festival, and 2011 NFL-record 17 touchdowns.

Gronkowski said that he didn’t feel fully retired when he stepped away from the NFL after the 2019 season, but said he knew he needed to “get away from the game” before he made the move to join Tom Brady in Tampa this offseason. He hasn’t met his new teammates in person yet, but told Corden they’ve chatted on phone calls and over Zoom.


When he called to congratulate his former quarterback on his own free agency decision to join the Buccaneers, Gronkowski told Corden that Brady convinced him to follow suit.

“All of a sudden he just screams on the phone, ‘Rob, I just want you to come back and play with me,'” Gronkowski said. “And I was like, ‘Oh, alright, I’ll come back then, Tom.'”

“Game On!” is set to premiere on CBS on May 27.

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