Funnyman James Corden revealed he was close to tears after sitting in the stands at Upton Park to watch his beloved West Ham for the final time.
The presenter’s hectic Hollywood schedule means trips to east London are limited, while come summer, his side will play at a new pitch in the former Olympic Stadium.
Though as soon as Corden steps off the plane and heads to see the Hammers he said the atmosphere of “feeling like a family” hits.
He showed his emotional side as he visited Saturday’s game, where Bilic’s men thrashed Liverpool 2-0.
In the crowd alongside celeb pal John Bishop he witnessed a milestone moment as the home team did the double over The Reds for the first time in 53 years.
As the final whistle blew he told the West Ham website it was a “very sad day” - although he “loved every minute” of the action.
“I can’t believe that was my final ever visit and I was quite surprised how emotional I felt about it,” he said.
“I know it will be even more heightened in May when we move towards the final ever game. It will be a very emotional day and we are talking over 100 years of history and a style of football that has been produced.
“I live 13 hours away, but the minute I walk through the door here I see all the old faces and still see the man who used to sell me the ‘Mad Dog’ in a French bread on the way to the ground.
“It is preserving that and I am incredibly excited about seeing us move into a new Stadium.
“I could see the seat in the lower Bobby Moore stand where I used to sit as a season-ticket holder and I have sat in all four parts of the ground.
“It has been such a part of my life since I first started coming as a 14-year-old. It was a very sad day, but I am very excited to move.”
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Though the Londoner, who now fronts CBS’ popular late Late Show in the US may also have been shedding a few tears of joy.
He enjoyed a natter with pal and club skipper Mark Noble during his last experience of the Boleyn Ground.
And the star remains upbeat about the future of his team.
He’s backing Bilic to take the team forward and said he was excited about West Ham’s chances as they push forward from their new home in Stratford.
“I felt nervous about the change of manager because I just wanted us to stay up this season, but all of my fears have gone.
“I have loved every second of it and the players seem so confident. It is great to see players like Antonio stepping up and showing what they can do.
“It is wonderful to watch. The player of the season for me is Aaron Cresswell and I saw Ray Lewington on Saturday and was tearing his ear off saying he has to be in the squad!”
“It is down to us as fans to make the new Stadium our new home. It will feel odd and strange but in a two, three, four years time, I feel we can compete with the Europa League teams like Tottenham!”
Meanwhile, back at home in LA, he puts in the early starts to see his side in Premiership action.
He’s an eager early bird when lunchtime UK kick offs mean a 4am wake up call for the new dad.
“But mostly we are on around 8 or 9am which is perfect,” he said.
“I have even been known to watch some of the games twice.”