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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 21 - Shappi Khorsandi, Tim Henman, Blue, Florence and the Machine

Joining Jonathan Ross this week is Centre Court 'hero' Tim Henman; born-again boy band Blue; Iranian-born comedian Shappi Khorsandi; and there's music from ethereal pop sensation Florence and the Machine, who perform Rabbit Heart live in the studio.

Further details

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

Jonathan Ross welcomes Tim Henman to this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. He says that he thinks Brits lack grit: "Our kids get comfortable too early... our kids don't have that determination." He also says of Andy Murray: "I think Andy will go on to far bigger things than I achieved... he'll win multiple slams, he's that good." He denies he lacked killer instinct as a player: "If you don't think you're going to win it's not worth turning up. I fancied my chances at Wimbledon... but there was always Sampras!" Finally, he admits he's glad he isn't playing now: "I don't miss it, I stopped at the right time."

Jonathan is also joined by boy band Blue, who announce their new album to mark their tenth anniversary. Lee Ryan says he's seen aliens, believes in extra-terrestrials and killer squid.


Florence and the Machine performed Rabbit heart.

Broadcast details

Friday 26th June 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
Shappi Khorsandi Guest
Tim Henman 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
Addison Cresswell Executive Producer
Mirella Breda Executive Producer

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