Ross: I am lucky to have a job
CONTROVERSIAL broadcaster Jonathan Ross walked away empty handed from the television Bafta ceremony last night. The Hampstead Garden Suburb resident had been nominated for his show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross but was beaten by Harry Hill for his show
CONTROVERSIAL broadcaster Jonathan Ross walked away empty handed from the television Bafta ceremony last night.
The Hampstead Garden Suburb resident had been nominated for his show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross but was beaten by Harry Hill for his show TV Burp.
Ross arrived at the ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall with flame-haired wife Jane Goldman.
On the red carpet he told how recent events - when he was at the centre of the Sachsgate scandal alongside fellow Radio 2 presenter Russell Brand - had humbled him. He said he realised how lucky he is to do his job.
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He also reportedly took a swipe at those members of the press who were critical of his Bafta nomination: "There are certain members of the press who may have an agenda against the BBC and me perhaps. In which case, we don't listen to them."
Ross was suspended for three months last year over the scandal in which he and Brand left lewd messages on Andrew Sachs' answerphone. Brand resigned from his Radio 2 show but has since carved out a successful career in America.
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Other winners at the ceremony were Ant and Dec, X Factor, The Bill and Skins. Comedy duo French and Saunders won the Bafta fellowship.