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Hope you all like the sound of Friday Night with Graham Norton.
grumpy spoil sports i bet they love it
they'll probably start campaigning to have his show replaced by bumper editions of Noel's HQ
The £18m was paid to his production company to supply both the television and radio show for four (or was it five) years. It didn't go straight into his pocket.
Actually, no I didn't. He's a deeply unamusing man who spent all night referencing that phone call.
when him or Brand would mention phone calls or say something like "I know a thing or two about contoversy!" and then do a kind of half-smug, half-faux-embarrassed face and then the audience would applaud.
Still, I enjoyed it.
"IF WE GET 3,000,000 members JONOTHAN ROSS WILL STAY WITH THE BBC"
awesome. just fucking awesome.
but i do like the man regardless.
Talk about a lose-lose situation.
Conversation went something along the lines of:
N: "WHY DID YOU LET HIM LEAVE!"
Y: "Well, everyone moaned we were paying him too much, and came down hard on him last year and so we had to change the entire way the BBC works for fear of cuts and public outrage..."
N: "WELL WE'VE CHANGED OUR MIND!"
Y: "Oh right. Well he'll still be working with us at some point..."
N: "BUT NOT FOR £6 MILLION I HOPE!!!!! IT'S OUTRAGEOUS!!!"
Y: "But I thought you said we should pay to keep him?"
N: "YEAH YOU SHOULD! HE'S WORTH MORE THAN THAT! BUT NOT IF WE HAVE TO PAY FOR IT"
Y: "Jeez... You lot deserve Graham Norton"
and saw front page of The Sun (owned by Rupert Murdoch who hates the BBC and supports the conservatives who also hate the BBC) basically saying it was a big dirty rotten BBC plot against the nicest man in Britain or something along those lines
I stopped watching tv altogether two years ago though so clearly don't have a clue what I'm talking about