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"We all have a favourite Nancy" reveals John Barrowman on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

I'd Do Anything judge John Barrowman tells Jonathan Ross tonight that he has a favourite Nancy – just a day before the grand final of the contest to find the West End's newest star.


John and Andrew Lloyd Webber pop in for a chat on this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One and discuss which of the three finalists should land the lead role in Cameron Mackintosh's revival of Oliver!


"Andrew has a specific favourite, we all do," admits John. "The three girls all have a great amount of talent, how I look at this now is, this is going to be life-changing, who can handle it?"


Andrew denies any rivalry with Mackintosh, saying: "He's been responsible for three of the greatest musicals of all time, he's a good lad, he said at the beginning [of I'd Do Anything] that he was a bit dubious [but] he's really bought into this process."


And Andrew doesn't rule out being involved in another TV search for a West End star.


He tells Jonathan: "I'm not a TV personality... but I love working with the kids. It's a very difficult one because the production's got to be there, it's not like any other reality show."


Also on tonight's show is Kirsty Young, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs and BBC One's Crimewatch, who admits she'd love to interview HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.


She tells Jonathan: "Camilla – she’s a bit of a sexy piece, I think people would be really interested to get some sort of handle on her."


Kirsty also admits: "I watch so much less news than I used to... it would be better if there was a news network that told us all the extraordinary stuff as well, news doesn’t cover that.


"News is very conservative... Forty years ago I wouldn’t be in any of the jobs I get because they wouldn’t put up with a regional accent."


Kirsty Young
Kirsty Young


Jonathan also chats with Mark Wahlberg, and there's music from Black Kids.


A Hotsauce TV production for BBC One.


Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, Friday 30 May 2008, 10.35pm, BBC One


Notes to Editors


Please note that the above quotes are taken verbatim from a studio recording before editing and may not necessarily reflect the content of the final transmitted version of the programme.






Category: TV Entertainment; BBC One
Date: 30.05.2008
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