Category: TV Ent
Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, Friday 23 December 2005, 10.35pm, BBC ONE (repeated Sunday, BBC THREE)
David Tennant says he's here to stay when he meets Jonathan Ross in the last show of the current series this Friday - on the eve of his Doctor Who debut.
Casanova star Tennant takes control of the TARDIS for the first time in a special on Christmas Day on BBC ONE.
"It's almost too exciting, all a bit daunting. It was the most successful TV show of the year; if it all goes wrong it's my fault," he says.
"I loved it when I was a kid. Tom Baker was the one I grew up with," he continues.
"It's a bit of a gamble. The danger is that you get stuck with it, but the only other option is you don't do it. I didn't want to be that guy.
"As long as I don't get the sack, I'll do another series."
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
Jonathan also welcomes to the show The X Factor's Chico, who talks about his past as a stripper: "The first time, I was so scared. [then] I thought, 'Money for nothing, ladies for free!'
"It was unbelievable, getting paid for getting laid. We guys are like perverts [but] women can actually have a laugh and it's just a night out."
Jonathan is also joined by Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, co-stars of Michael Winterbottom's new movie A Cock & Bull Story; Ashley Jensen, double British Comedy Award winner and co-star of Extras; and there's music from Richard Ashcroft.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross returns for a new season next year.