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

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 18, Episode 17 - Ross Noble, Gary Lineker, Mary Portas, Gorillaz

Despite not being associated with Addison Cresswell, comedian Ross Noble manages to find himself a space on the Ross sofa this week. There's room too for professional potato-based snack salesman Gary Lineker and Mary Portas, the Queen of Shops. Music from badly drawn boys Gorillaz.

Further details

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Ross Noble. Copyright: Hot Sauce.

Gary Lineker joins Jonathan Ross for this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

He explains his stance over Triesman and believes England's bid for 2018 World Cup will survive controversy, saying: "It's quite damaging to the bid, so as an ambassador [to the bid] I thought I had to stand down [from the Mail on Sunday]... we have to focus on the strength of the bid."

He also believes Wayne Rooney is essential to England hopes for 2010: "Our chances would diminish drastically [without him]... he loves being the main man. We really need him fit..." - and thinks England's biggest challenge will be from Spain and Brazil.

He also rules himself out of ever being England manager: "No. It's such a difficult task," and misses the game but won't ever play again, "I miss the big moment, that's the big buzz you can't replace, [but] I'd be useless. I can't run any more... all I relied on was my speed."


Gorillaz performed On Melencholy Hill and Clint Eastwood.

Broadcast details

Friday 21st May 2010
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
    Gary Lineker Guest
    Ross Noble Guest
    Mary Portas 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
    Richard Drew Production Designer



    Ross & Ross get physical.

    Featuring: Jonathan Ross, Ross Noble.


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