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15 March 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Jools Holland: ‘When Rik Mayall vomited into a camera, one man in Northampton was so appalled he called the police.’

Tyne Tees Television were looking for presenters for this new pop show. I did my audition with Paula Yates and it was chaotic. Paula interviewed a youth and ended up getting so cross she tried to slap him. I interviewed someone who was supposed to be dead and dragged him across the floor. The TV people said that we were hopeless but that they couldn’t stop watching us.

After filming we all stayed in the same Newcastle hotel. Ian Dury, Chaka Khan... it was full-on

Jarvis Cocker was driven to the audition by his mum. Boy George wore a full wedding dress.

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