Ozzy Osbourne returns to Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

Everyone’s favourite rocker Ozzy Osbourne makes a welcome return visit to BBC One’s Friday Night With Jonathan Ross tonight.

Ozzy reminisces about his podbike accident which happened just days after his last appearance on the show: “I can’t remember what happened, my heart stopped twice, the first thing I remember was seven days later – but I was only going at three miles an hour! I always used to say I’m going to die by the time I’m 40, I always thought something like that would happen to me.”

He also talks about the effect on his family of their TV fame: “Overnight they (Jack and Kelly) were celebrities and didn’t know how to handle it. [Now] Jack’s great, he goes round and lectures in schools, tells them his story, young people can relate to him.

“At the beginning [the TV show] was great fun but then it got really tiring. You’d get a creepy feeling there was a camera around you all the time even when there wasn’t.”

He also talks about the burglary at their Buckinghamshire mansion: “I sleepwalk a lot, I was naked, there was this guy bent down. I thought ‘am I dreaming?’ Like a fool I ran at him and then thought ‘now what’, so I just let him go, but then you go around checking everything 15 times.”

And on his 25-year marriage and his relationship with Sharon … and their 16 dogs: “Take them for walks? I’ve only just learnt to walk again! We have six dogs in bed with us … Minnie stayed by Sharon’s side for nine months when she had cancer … [now] they’ve replaced the kids.”

This week’s line–up also includes Freema Agyeman, aka Martha Jones, the Doctor’s new time–travelling companion in BBC One’s Doctor Who.

She talks about how she got the role: “I had a small part before, I got cyber–ised … when I got an audition I thought it was for Torchwood, they only told me it was Doctor Who just before the screen test.”

And how she felt about filling Billie Piper’s shoes: “She did a tremendous job, she was intrinsic to it, Rose hasn’t been forgotten.”

There’s also chat with The Friday Night Project host Justin Lee Collins, and there’s music from Ozzy performing I Just Can’t Stop from his album Black Rain.

The programme is a HotsauceTV/Open Mike production for BBC One.

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, 10.35 pm, Friday 25 May 2007, BBC One

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