Jonathan Ross 'comfortable' with failure

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 September 2011
Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross will be ''comfortable'' if his new ITV1 chat show - which launches tonight (03.09.11) - fails

Jonathan Ross will be "comfortable" if his new ITV1 series fails.

The chat show host will return to screens tonight (03.09.11) and is looking forward to working for the commercial network after leaving the BBC in the wake of the 'Sachs-gate' scandal over offensive calls he and Russell Brand made to 'Fawlty Towers' actor Andrew Sachs on air.

He said: "It was right for me to leave the BBC. If I'd stayed that story would never have gone away.

"Even now they're trying to beat people up about wages. Someone else can get it in the f***ing neck now. I've had my turn.

"At ITV the show will either do well and be re-commissioned or do badly and stop. And I would be comfortable with either option."

Jonathan also admits he was "a bit of a t**t" when he made the calls to the star as part of comedian Russell's radio show.

He added to Time Out magazine: "I was a bit of a t**t. It wasn't in the cold light of day the funniest joke I've ever made, but then it wasn't my decision to broadcast it. I'll be brutally honest and say that I really don't think about it much now.

"It happened and it blew out of control. But all sane people knew that it was a fuss about nothing."

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