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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
    Steve Andrews Editor
    Bex Murray Editor
    Richard Drew Production Designer

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