I think what strikes me here is that I am pretty sure I'd do exactly the same things to get out of leaving a perfectly good air plane, even with Tom Cruise.

I hope James' ratings go up from this stunt because I believe he is genuinely terrified. The lesson here may be facing your fears with the help of a friend, the safety in tandem jumping for anyone or that James Corden will do anything for money.  Regardless it is priceless.