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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 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.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 23rd May 2010 12:00am 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
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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