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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 17, Episode 11 - Sarah Harding, Gerard Butler, David Haye, Michael McIntyre, Arctic Monkeys

Jonathan is joined by comedian Michael McIntyre, Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, boxing champion David Haye, and Hollywood actor Gerard Butler. Also featuring an exclusive performance from Arctic Monkeys.

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Sarah Harding tells Jonathan that Girls Aloud will get back together but they don't know when: "We're simply taking a break, we all felt it was time... we said about a year, but we're going to see." She was sure they wouldn't last: "We've grown up in the spotlight, we never thought we'd stick around."

Sarah thinks Jedward are the best thing about The X Factor: "I'm loving the controversy... they're definitely the most entertaining, that's what's keeping it interesting." She says her hell-raising days are over: "When I was a lot younger I was probably going through a hard time... A lot of stuff is misconstrued, I love to go out and have fun but I'm at my most comfortable when I'm at home, don't have to care what I look like."

And looks forward to her future acting career: "I'm not saying I don't want to sing any more but everyone knows I'm a bit of a drama queen, I really enjoy a new challenge... this is what I want to do."

WBA World Heavyweight Champion David Haye says victory was his destiny: "I've been training my whole life for this one night. I knew I was up against it... I just had to focus on strategy, to stick to my game plan, ignore the fact that he was a giant."

He says he broke his hand because of Valuev's extra thick skull: "It was like hitting a brick wall... When you've got the whole of Britain watching, you can't complain about your pain."

Michael McIntyre says he can't believe his success: "I've been dreaming of this happening. Two years ago I had nothing." He says he's only just bought his first house.

And Gerard Butler reveals drinking got him the sack from his legal career: "One week before qualifying as a lawyer I lost my job. In two years I had 32 days off and 25 of those were Mondays."


Arctic Monkeys performed Cornerstone and Crying Lightning.

Broadcast details

Friday 13th November 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
Michael McIntyre Guest
Sarah Harding Guest
Gerard Butler 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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