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 23 - Robin Williams, Elle Macpherson, Tim Minchin, Mark Ronson

If you want an Australian to make you laugh, there are two options: the first is to watch Tim Minchin who joins Jonathan tonight. The other is to watch their cricket team trying to beat England - hours of hilarity! Elle Macpherson is also Australian and easier on the eye than Ricky Ponting. Robin Williams and Mark Ronson add a boomerang-free flavour to the proceedings.

Further details

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

Robin Williams and Elle Macpherson join Jonathan Ross for this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

The Hollywood star talks to Jonathan about getting a bovine valve during his recent heart surgery: "I can't eat meat now because my heart says 'you're one of us...'" and reveals how he's a big fan of The Mighty Boosh, believes in aliens and once went shopping in a San Francisco sex shop dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire.

And on being so hirsute, he says that he volunteered to have a body shave for full frontal nude scene in new movie, World's Greatest Dad, and jokes that Coco the talking gorilla flirted with him: "The trainer said if she takes you out back I can't help you!"

Jonathan is also joined by Elle Macpherson, who explains that she wanted to be a lawyer and only started modelling to pay for books: "My mum encouraged me, she didn't want me getting married and staying at home."

She says that she didn't expect her modelling career to last: "I never thought I'd be working for thirty years... we just happened to be in the right place at the right time... the Eighties was a period of extravagance, there was a need for dynamic women."

She explains that she loves her nickname [The Body]: "It was a funny catch-phrase, then it kept going and going - I turned it into a business..." and thinks Britain is fashion capital of the world: "It's what New York used to be."

Finally, she reveals that her children say she doesn't know anything about fashion and that she sees Claudia Schiffer every day on the school run.


Mark Ronson & The Business Intl ft.Q Tip & MDNR performed Bang Bang Bang.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd July 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
Mark Ronson Guest
Tim Minchin Guest
Robin Williams Guest
Elle Macpherson 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


Tim Minchin's Song

Tim Minchin sings a song about wanting to make love to Jonathan's wife.

Featuring: Jonathan Ross, Tim Minchin.


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