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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 18, Episode 13 - Robert Downey Jr, Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Clarkson, Louie Spence, Paul Weller

Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Robert Downey Jr chat to Jonathan Ross via satellite and Jeremy Clarkson and Pineapple Dance Studios' Louie Spence join Jonathan in the studio. There's also music from Paul Weller, who performs tracks from his new album.

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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Louie Spence. Copyright: Hot Sauce

Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Robert Downey Jr talk to Jonathan Ross via satellite, whilst Jeremy Clarkson and Louis Spence are in the studio, for this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Image shows from L to R: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jonathan Ross. Copyright: Hot Sauce

Gwyneth Paltrow says she'd been waiting for a call after last being on the show and denies Coldplay will leave the UK "any time soon."

She also says she wants more action and a tight costume for Iron Man 3: "I'm ready to kick some people!" and jokes she wishes she had Louis Spence's cleavage.

Robert Downey Jr admits he "sometimes" misses the wild days and confirms he's committed to Iron Man 3 and a sequel to Sherlock Holmes: "I feel like an honorary Brit after playing Sherlock Holmes."

Demi Moore explains the secret to sharing life with Ashton and Bruce: "The most important thing is to make your kids your priority, so it becomes very easy," and tells how she's planning Twitter revenge on Ashton Kutchner (for posting her knickers pic): "I'm laying in wait to get him."

She also admits that she hates working out: "I do as little as I possibly can to get by," and explains how she was sent back to work by her family after a six-year break: "My kids started saying 'when are you going to work again?'"

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson thinks Euro flying ban was a mistake: "I did some research into it, it was nonsense," and tells Jonathan how the Top Gear team once got caught in a volcano eruption: "We thought it would be good fun to drive over it."

He also explains how he woke up on 50th birthday with "a terrible skin disease," and that he doesn't want to offend people since turning 50: "I genuinely and honestly think I hope I didn't upset them."

Lastly, Louis Spence explains that wants to be a dad but doesn't have enough money; that he had botox "because my mum wanted it," and that he was born with a lisp, made worse by a bad childhood accident: "My teeth went through my tongue, nearly bit my tongue off... they put an ice pack on it, and that was it!"

He also says that he thinks Jonathan looks better than Clarkson: "He's a Ford Fiesta, you're a Ferrari!"

There is also music from Paul Weller.


This episode is slightly later in the schedule due to a party political broadcast. Demi Moore, Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow were due to appear on this show in person but got stuck in America due to a volcanic ash cloud grounding flights.

Paul Weller performed Wake Up the Nation.

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd April 2010
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 25th April 2010 12:45am BBC1

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
Jeremy Clarkson Guest
Paul Weller Guest
Robert Downey Jr. Guest
Gwyneth Paltrow Guest
Louie Spence Guest
Demi Moore 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
Addison Cresswell Executive Producer
Karl Warner Executive Producer
Steve Andrews Editor
Bex Murray Editor
Ian Birchall Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer

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