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Is the return of Jonathan Ross a welcome January boost or have you already got a life?

Published on January 26th 2009.


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Yes: - 28%
No: - 72%

JONATHAN Woss is set to return on Friday from the wilderness of immense wealth after his suspension over the Sachs-gate affair.

No doubt he’ll be again taking up permanent tedious residence in our newspapers and magazines with interviews and opinion as he starts to broadcast once more on both TV and radio.

But we’re wondering: How much "face" can you get, before you get tired of it?

At Confidential, opinion is divided.

Lots of people think he’s a talented entertainer, as witty as it's possible for any human being to be. So it’s great to have him back, a little ray of showbiz sunshine. After all, with the gloomy job announcements on Wednesday, we need as many funny men as we can get.

Others think he’s had his time and should be left to moulder quietly in some very middle-of-the-night radio slot, mentally masturbating (as he does) for the voyeuristic benefit of insomniacs, long-distance truck drivers and wired clubbers.

A couple of us even think he should see a psychiatrist.

On Friday Night With Jonathan Ross he’s become increasingly an embarrassment in his constant unfunny references to the subject. To watch guests, with the exception of his mate Ricky Gervais, sit there glassy eyed as the Ross-man churns out another buggery quip, is almost nauseating.

Perhaps his return is irrelevant.

Perhaps the real talking point should be the Beeb's attitude through all of this. Nobody was fooled by its tickle on the

wrist and Ross' suspension. It’s clear they were desperate to hold on to him and make a fall guy of rising star Russell Brand.

Nor does anybody really think he (or they) overly regret referring to a sexual conquest with a woman on on her grand-dad’s answering machine, or suggesting that he might want to commit suicide over it. - do they?

Fact of the matter is that the hound-dogs and green-inkers of the Tory press have been appeased and now normal double entendre service can be resumed.

Has anybody noticed a toning down of the comedy on Aunty? Would we want them to play it safe, in any case?

So are you glad to see Rossy return or what? Vote on the homepage and let us know.

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8 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Telly timeJanuary 22nd 2009.

I find Jonathan Ross intensely irritating. I love a smutty innuendo as much as anyone, but he doesn't deliver it correctly. Get him and his F words off our television and his fawning around no-marks. Give Paul O'Grady the job. He can do it much better.

JoanJanuary 22nd 2009.

He has always been a misogynist, homophobic and downright rude berk as far as I'm concerned. The last time I watched him he was insulting Julieanne Moore to her face - definite proof the man has no class.

AnonymousJanuary 22nd 2009.

I have always found most of what Woss does to be in rank bad taste

13thmanJanuary 22nd 2009.

He appeals to a large underclass. That such people can influence TV is one of the prices of egalitarianism. Class based society wasn't all bad.

Victor MeldrewJanuary 22nd 2009.

This unfortunate suffers from verbal diarrhoea.

snackersJanuary 22nd 2009.

IF any decent lad from Toxteth,Kirkby, or Birkenhead had made that call and virtually raped that poor girl over the phone, there would be outrage and name calling of every innocent scouser in the country.Ross is like Michael Jackson, getting away with blatant sexual offences but being paid to do so with licence money.He is a nonce and should of been banged up with the lads who would know how to sort him out.

dave leeJanuary 22nd 2009.

No scouse rapist would have had the brains or wit to make the phone call. interesting though that snackers immediately refers to prison justice as the solution to Ross'es mental illness.Liverpool still equals violence.

HurstgateJanuary 22nd 2009.

Compare making a few smutty comments by a TV/Radio presenter to a local councillor found guilty of a criminal offence and actually distributing and possibly producing leaflets to be posted through letterboxes claiming that another councillor was a lap dancer and her husband was a scab. An actual criminal offence under election law found guilty leaving the judge in no doubt of his guilt. No suspension there, no remorse and even a rallying round by the convicted criminal's political pals including the leader of the city with rumour of financial help to launch an appeal. No wonder we attract nutcases on here, making out Liverpool is full of crooks.

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