Borat, All Saints and Smokey Robinson on the Ross sofa
Tonight Jonathan Ross welcomes to the show Kazakhstan's finest export, Borat, to Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on BBC ONE.
greeting Jonathan in traditional fashion, he reveals that Jonathan's brother
Paul is a national hero in his native land: "Paul Ross is a big star in
Kazakhstan. We have a statue of Paul Ross - 18 January is Paul Ross Day!"
Borat's controversial film - Borat: Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit
Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - is released in the UK on 2 November.
All Saints grace the Ross sofa to talk about their acrimonious break-up and
return to the forefront of the music industry after an absence of five years:
"We were in tatters and that was it, really... [there was] an accumulation of
many things that didn't get solved at the time" - Shaznay;
"No-one around us
encouraged us to talk; they just wanted us to make the cash" - Nicole;
"It was a
mutual falling apart" - Mel.
Natalie also talks about her experience during I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of
Here: "It was awful for me. My head wasn't screwed on properly. I didn't want
to quit but it got too much."
And Mel reveals that she voted for her to leave: "I voted, but only once!"
Jonathan also welcomes to the show soul singing legend Smokey Robinson, who
talks about his early career: "Segregation was everywhere. It was
really rough in the beginning, in the South... [but] the music brought everyone
together. Motown bridged a lot of gaps."
And Smokey gives his views on contemporary
music: "The urban sound is what these kids know - it's just life as they know
it. It's a shame the negative stuff gets more publicity than the positive.
"Music is a gift, something to be shared and bring people together. For people
to use it to make war doesn't make sense to me, period."
Plus, there's music on the show from Gnarls Barkley, performing their new single Who Cares
live in the studio.
A HotsauceTV/Open Mike production for BBC ONE.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 10.35pm, 27 October 2006, BBC ONE