Jonathan Ross apologises on TV return

Jonathan Ross has promised to be “more aware in future” during filming on his first day back at work at the BBC.

Today, filming began for the return of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, which was taken off-air following his suspension after the Andrew Sachs answerphone scandal. Ross and fellow BBC2 radio presenter Russell Brand left inappropriate messages on Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs’s answerphone. These messages were then broadcast in Brand’s show. A few complaints had been made following the broadcast, but due to media coverage of the messages, the complaints increased to thousands.

300 people have turned up for the filming of the show today, which will be shown Friday night on BBC1. Guests on the show include Tom Cruise, Stephen Fry, and group Franz Ferdinand.

At the London premiere of his new film, Valkyrie, Tom Cruise spoke of his appearance on the show and said: “I know a little bit about it and have done interviews with Jonathan Ross before when I’ve come here, so I’m looking forward to seeing him.”

Stephen Fry has been posting updates on his micro-blogging Twitter site about the crowds and attendance at the show recording today: “Big queue outside TVC already – including TV cameras interviewing the audience as they line up. Overkill? Of course not.”

Ross is also a fan of the micro-blogging website, and he has updated his followers on his suspension time off from the BBC. He is also going to present the BAFTA film awards, which will air on the 9th February.

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