Apart from the reds another Saturday tradition in our house is listening to Jonathan Ross' show on Radio 2
and if I miss that then downloading the podcast is a must for the work journey on Monday. BBC America
on a Friday night also repeat his chat show from a week earlier, and if nowadays we can stay up that late, we watch Wossy on that too.
I also follow him on Twitter
and it was this morning that I read "Good morning. My day is turning out to be far more interesting then I had anticipated! See you later - have a good one."
And later in the day we realised what he meant
As you can probably tell I like Jonathan Ross, his irrelevant humour and quick wit make me laugh. However since his comeback his Friday Night
chat show has become so watered down and littered with 'stars' trying to 'flog' themselves that it has become easily missable. Mind you, very few chat shows are worth watching these days because they have all become platform's for self-promotion, which was the reason the ultimate chat-show host Parky gave it up in 2007.Larry King
is the champion chat show host sycophant but frankly Ross was becoming as bad. His hour with Barbara Streisand a few months back had me reaching for bucket I normally keep under the bed, although believe me watching Ross flirt with young actresses is nowhere near as disgusting as seeing the 76-year old King do it with his leather braces holding up his pants.
Ross clearly felt handcuffed after his suspension from the BBC and his very large and very public salary was constantly being used to hit him over the head with by his bosses, the media and moralists. His pre-recorded television chat show was dying, although when I was home I enjoyed watching his Film
programme and his Radio 2 show still managed to make me laugh as it appeared more spontaneous and unscripted albeit also pre-recorded.
Wossy will I expect take it easy for the next year or two, he has a fascination with America and it's media so I suspect he will appear on the box there after his contract runs out in July but Sky and ITV will be idiotic if they don't plan a show around his talents, and they never extended to being the BBC flag bearer.