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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 21 - Al Green, Tom Hardy, Amber Riley, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Scissor Sisters

If you live in a world of 'LOL' and 'OMG', the appearance of three members from the cast of Glee may very well delight you, IMHO. If you can remember when English was written proper, like, there's Tom Hardy, Al Green and the Scissor Sisters. FTW.

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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Image shows from L to R: Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer. Copyright: Hot Sauce.

The cast of Glee, Al Green and Tom Hardy join Jonathan Ross for this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

Chris Colfer, Amber Riley and Matthew Morrison from the hit US musical comedy Glee reveal that they hope to do a UK tour. "We don't know for sure but I can almost count on it," says Amber, who also reveals that she loved working at Ikea before finding fame.

The young stars are optimistic that Glee - The Movie is on the way. Chris says: "Hope so, that would be fun." They also hope to do a special Michael Jackson-themed edition of the show.

Soul legend Al Green also joins Jonathan, bringing with him an all-star band include Jools Holland and legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. Despite their credentials, Al reveals that he fines his musicians $1,000 if they make a mistake.

Now an ordained pastor, Al still tells Joanathan that he loved his wild days. He says: "Champagne, girls, girls, girls - but you have to grow up... I'm glad just to be here."

And he talks about being at the cutting edge of fashion, starting the trend for 'manbags' back in the Seventies and even wearing hot pants.

Tom Hardy, star of Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi thriller Inception, tells Jonathan that he doesn't find living in the spotlight easy. He says: "My head's a bit of a dangerous country... I'm genuinely frightened of a lot of people."

He also reveals that he can't remember much of his past, saying: "A lot of it's blackout, I'm very grateful to be here, no joke."

Tom talks about bulking up for his next movie, Warrior, in which he plays a cage-fighter. His secret method for piling on the muscle was chocolate and carrying friends upstairs. He reveals that he broke two ribs and a toe during filming, saying: "A lot of punches were going through."

His ambition now is to play a romantic lead. Tom says: "The zenith would be rom com and be good at it."


Al Green performed Let's Stay Together.
Scissor Sisters performed Fire With Fire.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th 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
Al Green Guest
Amber Riley Guest
Chris Colfer Guest
Tom Hardy Guest
Matthew Morrison 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
Gilly Hall Executive Producer

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