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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

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