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Whoopi Goldberg joins Jonathan Ross on BBC One

Whoopi Goldberg joins Jonathan Ross on his BBC One show Friday Night With Jonathan Ross.

She confirms her good friend, Ghost co-star Patrick Swayze, is doing well: "He's working his butt off, doing all kinds of exercises. He doesn't have an expiration date; when it comes, it comes."

And talks about the new political dawn in the US and how she considered a career in politics: "... but I have a lot of stuff in my closet, you're not allowed to be a human being, you have to walk a path that's near impossible to walk."

Whoopi says she nearly turned down The Color Purple: "I said no, because I'd never done a movie before... [we] don't want to be bad."

And she confirms she's thinking about returning to the London stage.

Jason Donovan talks about his past life: "I took the opportunities while they were there, I just wanted to have a good time."

And why he turned down Priscilla, the movie: "It was a difficult time for me, I was pretty exhausted. [Joseph was] very intense and claustrophobic... now I'm far more stable in my life."

There's more chat with Jason Isaacs and music from Antony & The Johnsons.

A Hotsauce TV production for BBC One.

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, 10.35pm, BBC One, Friday 3 April 2009

Notes to Editors

These quotes are taken verbatim from a studio recording and may not necessarily reflect the content of the final transmitted version of the programme.

JP

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