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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 14 - Jenson Button, Andre Agassi, Terry Wogan, N-Dubz

For the penultimate show of the series, Jonathan is joined by Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, Sir Terry Wogan and tennis legend Andre Agassi. Plus there's music from N-Dubz.

Further details

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

Sir Terry, who retires from the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show this month, says: "My heart says stay, my head says go. There's never a good time to go but there's a right time to go." He is dreading his last breakfast show on Friday 18 December: "It'll be emotional, a wrench, my whole life is going to change but it's about time." And says about TV: "I don't think I ever want to do something on a daily basis again, that's beyond me now."

Formula One World Champion Jenson Button tells Jonathan he is looking forward to rivalry with his new teammate Lewis Hamilton: "It's a massive challenge for me racing against Lewis but that's the challenge I want." Jenson says he won't let his girlfriend drive him: "I'm not the best passenger. My girlfriend passed her driving test last year but she hasn't driven a car since."

Andre Agassi says hatred of tennis scholl forced him to win: "Tennis school was more like a glorified prison camp, like Lord Of The Flies with forehands. The only way to get out was to succeed." He says of Wimbledon: "Wimbledon scared me... they made you feel like a stranger in your own tournament."

He also tells Jonathan how he used hair clips to hold his wig on at the French Open: "I was praying for a result that day... for my hair to stay on!"

And Andre says he rates Roger Federer as the greatest of all time: "Playing Federer I go into a panic mode from the word go... the greatest player I ever played against."


N-Dubz performed Shoulda Put Something On.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th December 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
Terry Wogan Guest
Jenson Button Guest
Andre Agassi 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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