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When good TV goes bad: how Jonathan Ross’s couch got so bare

12 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Before Sachsgate felled his career, Wossy was top of the chatshow tree. Now he makes do with Gino D’Acampo while Graham Norton entertains Tom Cruise

Back at the end of March, Graham Norton staged a live version of his chatshow for Comic Relief. One of the many guests on his extended sofa that night was Jonathan Ross, who took the opportunity to thank his host for the chance to appear on what he described as the nation’s “second-best chat show”. “Yes,” replied Norton. “The Nightly Show is very good …”

It’s not the sort of joke he could have got away with in the halcyon days of Ross’s talkshow career. Back in 2008, when he was host of BBC1’s Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, the presenter published his memoir, Why Do I Say These Things?. Flushed by the success of the programme, he recalled the time when, »

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Channel 4 Appoints Jack Bayles As Commissioning Editor For Comedy

17 February 2017 4:36 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Channel 4 has appointed Catastrophe producer Jack Bayles to Commissioning Editor for comedy. He will join the channel in April. Bayles joins after having most recently produced all three series of Channel 4's hit comedy Catastrophe, starring Sharon Hogan and Rob Delaney. He began his career working for comedian Frank Skinner before cutting his teeth on big hitting studio shows such as Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and Baddiel & Skinner's Fantasy Football. In 2006, he… »

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Singers Who Survived Absolutely Brutal Stage Falls

19 January 2017 2:34 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Some of us can barely make it from the kitchen to our bedroom without tripping over our on feet, so we’re endlessly impressed by these performers who get back up on the stage, no matter how many times they end up nosediving in front of a crowd.

These 12 onstage wipeouts were particularly memorable, and prove that cringing is basically an occupational hazard when you’re a music star.

1. Madonna

Madge famously ended up on the floor when her theatrical cape failed to properly rip off near the beginning of a 2015 Brit Awards performance.

The musical icon was able to »

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