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Jonathan Ross's love poem to the noble banana

PUBLISHED: 10:31 04 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:34 07 September 2010

LOOSE-TONGUED TV presenter Jonathan Ross may have caused a furore over the insults he left on Fawlty Towers pensioner Andrew Sachs answerphone, but on a lighter note he has also put his talents to good use for a national children s poetry competition. Mr

LOOSE-TONGUED TV presenter Jonathan Ross may have caused a furore over the insults he left on Fawlty Towers' pensioner Andrew Sachs answerphone, but on a lighter note he has also put his talents to good use for a national children's poetry competition.

Mr Ross has written a poem about his favourite fruit, bananas, called Of All The Fruit I've Ever Tasted:

Of all the fruit I've ever tasted

Swallowed down and never wasted

The one that I'm the biggest fan of

Is the tasty, curvy, sweet bananof.

On their own or in a bunch

Nothing beats 'em with your lunch

Soft and scrummy taste nirvana

That's my fave, divine birnana.

Ready wrapped but quick to open

Every meal time I'd be hopin'

That after cheese and pickle sarnie

My mum would offer ripe banarny.

We share with apes some DNA

A certain look, a love of play

The records by the man Santana

And both adore to eat bantana.

There is one thing that leaves me miffed

With Mother Nature's yellow gift

And that is just the name - banana

It's very, very difficult to find words that

rhyme with it.

The Pound A Poem competition is for children aged five to 11 in primary school who pay £1 and write a poem on the theme of fruit and vegetables.

All the money raised goes to the Rays of Sunshine children's charity.

The competition closes on December 12. For details see www.poundapoem.co.uk.

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