Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Jonathan Ross. Copyright: Hot Sauce.

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

BBC One chat show. 275 episodes (18 series), 2001 - 2010. Stars Jonathan Ross, David Roper, David Wickenden, Ian Parkin and Stephen de Martin.

Series 16, Episode 12 - Dame Helen Mirren, Simon Pegg, Miley Cyrus, Spandau Ballet

Jonathan is joined by Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren, global pop phenomenon Miley Cyrus and, giving their first TV interview and performance in twenty years, Spandau Ballet.

Further details

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Simon Pegg. Copyright: Hot Sauce.

Miley Cyrus joins Jonathan Ross. She says her appearance on the show is all about her, not fellow guest Helen Mirren: "I'll continue to do Hannah Montana until I take over this show!" She says her Hannah Montana days are numbered - "I'll continue to do it as long as people want to watch... [but] what I want to do is film" - and in future she'll be taking on serious roles. And she teaches Jonathan some new dance moves.

For the first time Helen Mirren talks about the infamous bikini shot when she was spotted enjoying intimate moments with her husband on a remote beach, and how it's affected her attitude to filming and made her more wary:

"I love being free [but] I'll be more careful in future. I'm not young and beautiful, it's exhausting holding your stomach in all the time!". She also calls for the legalisation of brothels after researching her new movie: "It does make sense to me because when it's illegal the girls get so abused. One of the worst things in our society is trafficking, I think it's appalling."

For the first time in 20 years Spandau Ballet are reunited on TV, for an interview and performance, despite vowing never to return after their acrimonious court case. Tony Hadley said: "We've become friends again, we said what we had to say, we get older and we get wiser."

And Simon Pegg talks about the excitement of recreating the role of Scottie and reveals he's signed up for the Star Trek trilogy.


Spandau Ballet performed Chant No.1 (I don't need this pressure on) and Gold.

Broadcast details

Friday 24th April 2009
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jonathan Ross Host / Presenter
David Roper (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
David Wickenden (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Ian Parkin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Stephen de Martin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Guest cast
Simon Pegg Guest
Helen Mirren Guest
Miley Cyrus Guest
Writing team
Jim Pullin Writer
Shaun Pye Writer
Fraser Steele Writer
Jonathan Ross Writer
Production team
Mick Thomas Director
Tom Barrett Producer
Deborah Cox Producer
Suzi Aplin Executive Producer
Katie Taylor Executive Producer
Addison Cresswell Executive Producer

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