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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 18, Episode 19 - Andy Roddick, LL Cool J, Nina Wadia, Nitin Ganatra, Eminem

Jonathan Ross is joined tennis star Andy Roddick, hip-hop icon LL Cool J and EastEnders stars Nina Wadia and Nitin Ganatra. Plus music from Eminem.

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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Image shows from L to R: Nitin Ganatra, Nina Wadia. Copyright: Hot Sauce.

LL Cool J and Eminem join Jonathan Ross for this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

Rapper LL Cool J explains how he came to blows with actor Jamie Foxx: "He decided he wanted to test my chin... [now] we're friends, he's over it"; and talks about the excesses of his wild days: "I was never addicted to anything... my thing was bling, cars... ten cars in front of my grandmother's house, just ridiculous!"

He also says he loves London but won't go to Madame Tussaud's: "I see enough of wax celebrities at parties."

Eminem describes LL Cool J as his biggest influence: "Hearing him made me want to rap, that's what did it for me."; and says he won't ever stop: "Maybe I'll be a sixty or seventy-year-old rapper."

He also hints that he may return to the UK to perform: "I'm taking it as it comes, I certainly wouldn't rule it out."

Tennis star Andy Roddick admits he didn't think he would lose Wimbledon last year: "I thought I had it there... [but] Roger Federer is the greatest who's ever played the game."

He gives himself three more years to win: "For sure I'll play through to three more years, the London Olympics, then see how I am then"; but says he's looking forward to having a family after he finishes playing: "If it happened any sooner it would be a surprise."

Finally, EastEnders stars Nina Wadia (Zainab) and Nitin Garanta (Masood) says they feel sense of responsibility for controversial storylines:

"It's a delicate subject, you want to get it right... the Muslim community have been really good about it." (Nitin)

"I couldn't believe I was going to play a homophobe." (Nina)

The pair also say how they get big reaction from fans:

"I get a lot of sympathetic pats on the back and marriage proposals." (Nitin)

"People cross over to the other side of the road!" (Nina)

They also speculate about future of the Vic after Barbara Windsor's departure:

"Time a Muslim family ran the Vic." (Nina)

"Turn it into a juice bar?!" (Nitin)


Eminem performed Not Afraid.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th June 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
Andy Roddick Guest
Marshall Mathers (as Eminem) Guest
James Smith (as LL Cool J) Guest
Nitin Ganatra Guest
Nina Wadia 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
Mirella Breda Executive Producer

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