Saturday, December 08, 2007

Jonathon Ross is awful

I was watching the Jonathon Ross show last night, and reflecting on how absolutely awful it was. He is a terrible questioner, as was evident from Jerry Seinfeld and Renee Zellwegger's (how on earth do you spell that name?) confusion as he started asking them stupid questions, talking about how people don't like wasps but they do like bees. He was also obssessed with Seinfeld and Bridget Jones, both things that are rather old now, and told them that the reason people liked Bridget Jones was because she's a bit sluttish. He's an awful idiot who has become unbearable to watch. To quote, of all things, the daily telegraph.

"He's the sleazy, self-indulgent, foul-mouthed, middle-aged doppelgänger of a man who had the potential to be one of our most brilliant broadcasters and worth every penny of £18 million. Now it is as if he feels he must compete with the worst excesses of Julian Clary and Graham Norton; he leaves viewers feeling grubby at best, and sickened at worst.

When he's not being foul, Ross is being unctuous, either slavering over his guests, or insulting them for cheap laughs. And this is the man whose chat show hero was Michael Parkinson in his 1970s heyday. If I sound bitter, I am. I, too, had such high expectations of him. "


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