Jonathan Ross's teary goodbye
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 July 2010
Jonathan Ross fought back tears as he recorded his last-ever episode of his BBC chatshow yesterday (14.07.10)
Jonathan Ross fought back tears as he recorded the last episode of his BBC chatshow last night (14.07.10).
The talkshow host admitted he was "grateful, lucky and honoured" as he filmed the final of 'Friday Night with Jonathan Ross' which airs this Friday (16.07.10)
The 49-year-old TV star joked "at least 95 per cent" of his guests over the past 10 years had been "great" and said everyone at the BBC had "always been terrific".
He hugged members of the band Roxy Music and got a standing ovation from the audience as he signed off for the last time.
Jonathan - who quit the BBC following a row over obscene phonecalls made on his radio show with Russell Brand - started his final show by saying: "I promised Morrissey I wasn't going to cry."
David Beckham - one of his special guests for the night - sat on Jonathan's lap during his interview, while fellow guest Mickey Rourke bought the TV host a pair of shoes.
Jonathan quickly put them on and started to strut across the stage before turning to the audience and saying: "Oooh welcome to ITV."
The American actor replied: "Well, I hear you're going on a journey, so you'll need them."
After interviewing his third guest, Hollywood star Jackie Chan, Ross stunned the audience by trashing the BBC set.
After a year break his chatshow will return on ITV. His Friday night primetime slot on the BBC will be replaced with camp TV host Graham Norton.
The final Friday Night with Jonathan Ross airs at 10.35pm tomorrow (16.07.10) on BBC One.