Jonathan Ross nominated for Bafta

Controversial broadcaster Jonathan Ross has won a Bafta nomination in the year that he was taken off air in the wake of the Sachsgate scandal. The presenter, who lives in Hampstead Garden Suburb, has been shortlisted for his primetime BBC1 show Friday Nig

Controversial broadcaster Jonathan Ross has won a Bafta nomination in the year that he was taken off air in the wake of the Sachsgate scandal.

The presenter, who lives in Hampstead Garden Suburb, has been shortlisted for his primetime BBC1 show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.

The surprise nomination follows a troublesome 12 months for the star, who also presents Film 2009 and has a show on Radio 2.

He was suspended for three months after his involvement in so-called Sachsgate alongside Russell Brand.


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The two comics were recorded leaving lewd messages on the answerphone of Fawlty Towers legend Andrew Sachs, relating to his grand-daughter.

Thousands of listeners complained and led to the resignation of several key Radio 2 staff and Mr Brand, who also presented a show on radio.

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Mr Ross, meanwhile, completed his suspension, issued an apology and was back on the air earlier this year.

The Bafta nominations were revealed today ahead of the prestigious ceremony on April 26.

Mr Ross will face tough opposition in the category of Best Entertainment Performance. He will go head to head with Stephen Fry for QI,

Harry Hill for Harry Hill's TV Burp,

and the ubiquitous Ant and Dec for I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

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