I'll always love Kate, Pete Doherty tells Jonathan Ross
In a rare and exclusive TV appearance, ex-Libertines frontman Pete
Doherty talks frankly about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll when he meets Jonathan
Ross in the last show of the current season of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on BBC ONE on Friday.
On his turbulent relationship with Kate Moss: "It's right and wrong,
up and down. She said 'give up smack, and never go on Jonathan Ross again!'"
had enough, I think. I love her bones, I always will."
After several arrests for drug possession Doherty talks about his ongoing battle
with drug addiction: "[Trying to stop?], yes, absolutely ... being skint,
drunk, paranoid, no, I don't wish that for myself.
"For the first time
in my life I'm upping the stakes in my battle against it".
And about his attempts
at rehabilitation: "I get tested twice a week
for crack and heroin, that's part of my court order ... in Portugal they
cut open my heroin implants so they couldn't be used".
On his experience
of prison: "f***ing yourself over isn't romantic, neither is
being in jail ... being in jail was the cleanest I found myself - even
though jails are riddled with drugs."
And on the effect of drug-taking
on his writing: "Being clean means I can sit down and rediscover
writing. My song-writing suffered, being on drugs."
He also talks about his teenage ambitions to be a footballer: "Up
to the age of 14 all I wanted to do was play for QPR, I fancied myself
as a bit of a Rodney Marsh."
Speaking about media scrutiny, he says:
"The highs [of fame] are given a fair old run for their money by
the lows ... when they choose the worst photos it's upsetting for
someone as vain as me to deal with."
About the break-up of The Libertines, Pete says:
"I just became persona non grata, I got booted out, it
was just exile - I
suppose because of the drugs but really because I didn't
want to tour.
"None of them talk to me. Carl (Barat) ... we
were best friends, we loved what we did, we took it right to the
Doherty also performs an acoustic version of his new Babyshambles song Beg, Steal
Jonathan also welcomes to the show star of BBC
Lost and Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan; and there's
more music from The Zutons, performing Valerie live in the studio.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross returns for a new series later in the year.
Friday Night with Jonathan
Ross, BBC ONE, 10.35pm, 7 July 2006