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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

  • TV chat show
  • BBC One
  • 2001 - 2010
  • 275 episodes (18 series)

A long-running chat show in which Jonathan Ross talked to the biggest names in film, music and television. Stars Jonathan Ross, David Roper, David Wickenden, Ian Parkin and Stephen de Martin

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Series 17, Episode 1 - Stuart Broad, Jamie Oliver, Ricky Gervais, Mika

Jonathan Ross kick-starts a new series of his chat show with cooking crusader Jamie Oliver; Britain's biggest comedian, Ricky Gervais; cricketer Stuart Broad, and music from technicolour pop prince, Mika.

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

Jamie Oliver condemns Gordon Brown's kitchen at the G20 banquet: "They've got the worst kitchens in England at Number 10; terrible. Wandsworth Prison has better gear than Downing Street!"

He says he wants to cook for the Obamas: "I got asked by Michelle Obama to go out and see them, I was washing-up, maybe one day I'll cook for them." And he tells Jonathan he blindfolds his daughter, Daisy, to test her on the 25 herbs in their garden. Jamie also confirms he wants to appear on BBC One's Who Do You Think You Are? to explore his Sudanese roots.

Ashes hero Stuart Broad reveals the celebration party was all a blur: "I woke up next day still in my whites." He says he hero worships Freddie Flintoff: "He knows how to enjoy himself." And says England are on a winning streak: "We'll definitely win the Ashes again - make the Aussies fear us."

Stuart also says England players are kept in a news black-out: "The media build things up... we focus on what's important, we don't have the papers because it can't do us any good."

Ricky Gervais says success was an accident: "I was the least ambitious man ever and now I've become a workaholic. I started late and now I feel guilty." He says Cemetery Junction, his first film with Stephen Merchant, is "our Saturday Night Fever". And he refuses to film sex scenes: "I'd be horrified."


Mika performed We Are Golden.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th September 2009
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Jonathan Ross Host / Presenter
David Roper (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Musical Performer
David Wickenden (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Musical Performer
Ian Parkin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Musical Performer
Stephen de Martin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Musical Performer
Guest cast
Ricky Gervais Guest
Jamie Oliver Guest
Stuart Broad 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
Steve Andrews Editor
Ian Birchall Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer

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