Ignore the thumbnail and forget about James Corden because this is all about Tom Hiddleston's encounter with a rascal of a two-month-old leopard that is quite possible the cutest encounter that has ever occurred on television.

Hiddleston and 'Silicon Valley' star Thomas Middleditch became chew toys and play things on 'The Late Late Show' on Monday night when zookeeper and wildlife expert Jack Hanna visited the show and brought with him a selection of adorable animals that treated the set like their own private playground.

But all of that is background noise to the baby leopard that uses Hiddleston like a climbing frame between being cuddled and used to pull a 'Lion King' by the actor.

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