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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 5 - Jeff Bridges, John Bishop, Courtney Love, Westlife, Hole

Jonathan Ross has an exclusive interview with Oscar favourite Jeff Bridges; Scouse stand-up star John Bishop; the mighty Westlife; and music from grunge goddess Countney Love and her band Hole.

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In a candid interview Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges says he's lucky he survived drugs in the past: "I do draw on those experiences... I think about what I did to myself, terrible, I'm lucky to be alive."

And tells Jonathan that he's about to step into John Wayne's shoes in remake of True Grit.

Westlife reveal how they thought they'd split up after Brian left: "When Brian left we wondered, thought we'd slowly fall apart, Brian would be the Robbie'." (Mark)

"Managing to survive brought us closer together." (Nicky)

They are surprised they've lasted so long: "We thought we'd have four or five years, so twelve is a result." (Shane)

And are proud of their reputation: "We see so many people who've lost the plot, we haven't fallen into that trap." (Nicky)

The group also reveal that Kian is the big drinker: "He bites everybody - he bit my ear and nearly took the lobe off." (Mark)

Finally, they also explain that Simon Cowell chooses their singles and is still happy to criticise; and that devoted fans always track them down, even on Christmas Day.

Comedian John Bishop explains how the prospect of a marriage split drove him to comedy, and stand-up brought them back together: "It was like counselling with people laughing at you."

Courtney Love says she wants to perform with Westlife: "If we join forces we could rule the world."

And says she won't be alone for Valentine's... that she has a "buddy" who services her needs.


Hole performed Samantha.

Broadcast details

Friday 12th February 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
    Courtney Love Guest
    Jeff Bridges Guest
    John Bishop 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
    Bex Murray Editor
    Richard Drew Production Designer


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