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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 6 - Jeremy Piven, Chris Evans, JLS, Kasabian

Jonathan Ross is joined by controversial Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans; Emmy award-winning Hollywood star Jeremy Piven; and X Factor finalists, boy band JLS. There is also a performance from indie giants Kasabian.

Further details

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Chris Evans. Copyright: Hot Sauce.

Chris Evans - BBC Radio 2's new breakfast host - joins Jonathan Ross. In an extraordinarily candid interview Chris says he can't wait to take over from Terry Wogan and won't fail: "There was no fear, I said yes straight away. What happened at Radio 1 will never happen again, I will never get to that point."

He says he was out of control at Radio 1: "I was so messed up, I was crazy. I've always been tricky to work with, but I stopped delivering, I'd run out of ideas... I lost control of the whole situation. Someone should have come up and said you're out of order... but I can't blame anyone."

He said he had no qualms about borrowing £85m and playing hard: "It wasn't a gamble, I was living my dream... I just forgot where I was, we were rock 'n' roll, I thought we were real."

But Chris Evans says he is nervous at being back on TV: "I never thought I'd do anything like this again, I was nervous about coming on in case I got crazy."

Boy band JLS are also among the show's guests. They reveal they've lost their MOBO awards and confirm their tour in 2010.


Kasabian performed Underdog.

Broadcast details

Friday 9th October 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
Jeremy Piven Guest
Chris Evans 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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