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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 7 - Jack Dee, Vince Vaughn, Alesha Dixon, Paloma Faith

Jonathan Ross is joined by Alesha Dixon in her first TV interview since joining the Strictly Come Dancing judges; Hollywood A-lister Vince Vaughn; the magnificently dour Jack Dee; and there's music from Paloma Faith.

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Setting the Strictly record straight, Alesha Dixon reveals that she didn't know Arlene Phillips was out: "I knew nothing, I found out when everyone else did. I was as surprised as everyone else but I took all the flak for it."

She also denies Arlene was a victim of ageism: "Personally I don't think it's about ageism, I think that's a load of rubbish." Although she thought she might not be accepted - "I was worried the judges wouldn't warm towards me" - she's emerged stronger since the press scruitiny: "I thought I'm not going to let the media ruin my experience. It's made me stronger. My life has never been smooth; it's made me more determined, focused... I'm a fighter, I believe you have to rise above negativity."

She says she fancies Ricky Groves to go the distance: "You want people who make you want to get up and join in." And she admits she isn't surprised contestants have affairs: "It gets flirtatious, it doesn't surprise me."

Jonathan is also joined by Jack Dee, who says he swam the equivalent of the Channel while he was writing his autobiography.

And actor Vince Vaughn says his 6'5 physique held him back in Hollywood: "You start to get a complex, never put on your shoes." He also confirms he's engaged and is due to marry "sooner rather than later."


Paloma Faith performed New York.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th 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
    Jack Dee Guest
    Vince Vaughn Guest
    Alesha Dixon Guest
    Paloma Faith 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
    Tom Jarvis Editor
    Richard Drew Production Designer

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