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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 2 - Alan Carr, Billie Piper, Alicia Keys

In the second show of the series, Jonathan welcomes sizzling actress Billie Piper and top TV funnyman Alan Carr. Plus chat and performance from the mesmerising Alicia Keys.

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Billie Piper, Alicia Keys and Alan Carr join Jonathan Ross for this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross.

Billie Piper tells Jonathan it is hard being a mother: "It's tricky at times... I'm a competitive mother." She had a scare with baby Winston at Christmas: "We really panicked, he was having trouble breathing, I had quite a big fright with him... they wouldn't tell us what it was."

And she says about having more children: "It's probably too soon but you always have it in your mind once you've had one. We were considering an only child, but it sounds a bit cruel."

Billie searches online for all of husband Laurence's screen partners: "I'm terrible, I realise it's completely insane but I'm quite a jealous lover, I'd rather he didn't do it."

But she won't discuss her sex scenes with Laurence: "We don't talk about it, we don't watch the show together, he seems very relaxed about it which is slightly alarming sometimes."

She says David Tennant is a better kisser than Matt Smith but she has finally said goodbye to Doctor Who: "I think enough is enough now."

And she says she won't ever sing again: "I don't have a great voice, I was basically a charlatan, just faking it really."

Also on this week's show, Alicia Keys dispels retirement rumours: "I would like to have the option to be able to retire at 30 but I definitely have so much more to do... I have to perform, I love it so much."

And she reveals she carried a knife for protection growing up in New York.

Alan Carr tells Jonathan he goes out in disguise to eavesdrop for new material.


Alicia Keys performed Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart.

Broadcast details

Friday 22nd January 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
    Alicia Keys Guest
    Alan Carr Guest
    Billie Piper 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
    Steve Andrews Editor
    Tom Jarvis Editor
    Richard Drew Production Designer


    Alan Carr's Round Face Drawings

    Jonathan and the audience all draw Alan Carr's face onto round objects.

    Featuring: Jonathan Ross, Alan Carr.


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