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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Wossy finally Walks Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment+arts-10642587

Tis Wossy's last show on R2 this week. Is anyone sad about it or are you looking forward to Graham Norton?

The King is dead! Long live the King! Smile is what I say. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Wossy finally Walks Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment+arts-10642587

Tis Wossy's last show on R2 this week. Is anyone sad about it or are you looking forward to Graham Norton?

The King is dead! Long live the King! Smile is what I say. Smile



RIP!!

He will be back later in 2011 with a brand new chat show on ITV.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Wossy finally Walks Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment+arts-10642587

Tis Wossy's last show on R2 this week. Is anyone sad about it or are you looking forward to Graham Norton?

The King is dead! Long live the King! Smile is what I say. Smile


Good riddance, I say! His style is very 90s and he's become a bore, in my opinion.


mark occomore wrote:
He will be back later in 2011 with a brand new chat show on ITV.


It won't be a "brand new chat show" it will just be another incarnation of a tiresome programme format that's way past its sell-by date. I'll put money on it that he lasts nowhere near as long at ITV as he did at the Beeb.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TOKEN PRO-WOSSY COMMENT AHEAD

I'll miss him

TOKEN PRO-WOSSY COMMENT OVER
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will miss his radio show - a genuine good laugh of a saturday morning. However I won't miss his chat show.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll certainly miss the R2 show. I found it consistently entertaining and intelligent, with a good mix of music.

Not heard Norton on the radio but I'm not optimistic, not being a fan of overcooked camp.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've got the radio on just now and I've never heard such a load of rubbish............Jedward are on. Shocked

Graham Norton can't be any worse. It will depend who his producer is I'd say though.

Ross can be okay but he can be absolutely awful as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's hope he takes Andy with him , and we don't hear him again Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trailered on the BBC homewpage as "the end of an ewa".

Good widdance to bad wubbish.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That session with the Jedwards was appalling. We were driving up to the north today, and had to turn the volume down after about 5 minutes of that mindless drivel. It was so irritating. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
Let's hope he takes Andy with him , and we don't hear him again Rolling Eyes


Andy won't now have a reason to jump on an EasyJet flight at Malaga each week. What on earth will he now do?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
That session with the Jedwards was appalling. We were driving up to the north today, and had to turn the volume down after about 5 minutes of that mindless drivel. It was so irritating. Twisted Evil


Since I'm knocking on a bit, I was only vaguely aware of Jedward. I wish to God it had stayed that way. Interviewing them/it was a torture that should be outlawed by international law. And to follow, the migraine-inducing screeching that is Alan Carr. Maybe I'm being broken in for the camp screeching of Norton. Still, all sins forrgiven by having Tom Jones at the end
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
That session with the Jedwards was appalling. We were driving up to the north today, and had to turn the volume down after about 5 minutes of that mindless drivel. It was so irritating. Twisted Evil


I'm so glad I avoided the show altogether!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Ross tongue and cheek remark with Alan Carr on his last show " It's Gay weekend with Graham Norton joining soon" Laughing

I have a funny feeling Andy will be joining Ross somewhere soon on a radio station like Absoulte?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Jonathan Ross (most of the time Smile ) he's a talented and witty man.

And according to this article in yesterday's Independent, just like Arnie ..he'll be back...on Radio 2 if not on BBC TV


Ross is welcome to return to the BBC fold (well, Radio 2, anyway)

Station controller says he would be happy to have his outgoing star back again
Jonathan Ross is already being lined up for a return to the BBC.

Ahead of today's broadcast of his final show on Radio 2, the head of the network said he hoped to persuade the star presenter to come back to the station in the near future.

Bob Shennan, controller of Radio 2 and 6 Music, told The Independent: "I'm pleased that he's leaving with a positive feeling about the BBC and that he's left Radio 2 with a good vibe between us, which means that if the right project turns up that maybe he will consider that.

"I hope that he's left the BBC in such a way that he's left the door open to come and do some more things."

Shennan said that he believed Ross's ITV contract did not prevent him working for other employers.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/ross-is-welcome-to-return-to-the-bbc-fold-well-radio-2-anyway-2028689.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a piece that's been written by the BBC's PR dept if you ask me. "Bob, we want to pour oil on the waters, so we'd like to quote you as saying...(etc).....We don't mean it, of course, but it doesn't matter because it will be chip paper tomorrow".
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
I like Jonathan Ross (most of the time Smile ) he's a talented and witty man.

And according to this article in yesterday's Independent, just like Arnie ..he'll be back...on Radio 2 if not on BBC TV


Ross is welcome to return to the BBC fold (well, Radio 2, anyway)

Station controller says he would be happy to have his outgoing star back again
Jonathan Ross is already being lined up for a return to the BBC.

Ahead of today's broadcast of his final show on Radio 2, the head of the network said he hoped to persuade the star presenter to come back to the station in the near future.

Bob Shennan, controller of Radio 2 and 6 Music, told The Independent: "I'm pleased that he's leaving with a positive feeling about the BBC and that he's left Radio 2 with a good vibe between us, which means that if the right project turns up that maybe he will consider that.

"I hope that he's left the BBC in such a way that he's left the door open to come and do some more things."

Shennan said that he believed Ross's ITV contract did not prevent him working for other employers.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/ross-is-welcome-to-return-to-the-bbc-fold-well-radio-2-anyway-2028689.html


6 Music?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
6 Music?


God help us, no!

One thing's for sure, he wouldn't be paid a salary that's effectively double to current 6Music budget, either!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does seem there's less of a fuss about him leaving the Radio 2 show, despite that being the thing that got him the TV show in the first place! Perhaps it's because the scandal started on radio, or perhaps it's not a final farewell. I, for one, would be happy to have him stand in for Steve Wright sometime.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
I, for one, would be happy to have him stand in for Steve Wright sometime.


The lesser of two weevils I suppose. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It takes the edge off the pay packet Ross was supposed to be on if he comes out of contact with the BBC and give up a couple of shows? A lot of ITV contracts are made so they can work with others. I guess Ross has kept his options open, and Bob Shennan has offered him a chance to maybe cover a show if he wants too. I wouldn't think he would come back much before next year to give people chance to forget about him and others to blend in.
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mark occomore wrote:
It takes the edge off the pay packet Ross was supposed to be on if he comes out of contact with the BBC and give up a couple of shows? A lot of ITV contracts are made so they can work with others.


There are two types of broadcast talent contracts: "Exclusive" (which Woss was on) and "Non-Exclusive" which lots of people are on (and which are a lot cheaper). I doubt whether he'll be on an exclusive deal with ITV, although it could be exclusive to TV.

mark occomore wrote:
I guess Ross has kept his options open, and Bob Shennan has offered him a chance to maybe cover a show if he wants too. I wouldn't think he would come back much before next year to give people chance to forget about him and others to blend in.


I don't think Ross has had many options to consider. The top brass of all UK broadcasters are in a tight-knit circle and Ross's reputation was sealed by his own stupidity.

I'd bet that his deal with ITV isn't worth anything like his exclusive BBC deal, especially if there's no production company involved (like his own Open Mic).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It takes the edge off the pay packet Ross was supposed to be on if he comes out of contract with the BBC and give up a couple of shows?

Actually, I've got really annoyed with the way the papers have reported his new salary for ITV, saying he's getting 900,000 compared to 6m at the BBC.

This overlooks the fact that:
a) he wasn't getting 6m at the BBC
b) whatever he was getting had to pay for at least 25 hours of chatshow, numerous documentaries, and at least 120 hours of radio - including all guests, crew and costs.
c) these costs will still have to be paid in whatever new contract he has with ITV so they must still be paying him at least 2m for less than a third of the content the BBC were getting.

But he can still produce shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and anyone else; carry on writing his top-selling comic; and be content that his wife is now writing and producing multi-million pound Hollywood movies. I don't think he's going to see much of a drop in income.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His salary didn't all go to him. Out of that he had to pay for Andy Davis and towards his own production company. Maybe Andy Davis will get a seperate Salary one day without living in Ross back pocket.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
His salary didn't all go to him. Out of that he had to pay for Andy Davis and towards his own production company. Maybe Andy Davis will get a seperate Salary one day without living in Ross back pocket.


Actually, it's the other way round. Ross's production company gets the commissions. The company then engages all the professional services and technical facilities required to fulfil the contract - and out of the total sum paid comes the presenter's fee. Andy Davis is contracted by the production company too (on a freelance contract basis) so he's hardly living out of Ross's back pocket any more than I'm living out of the back pocket of any of my clients. That's just the way things are for many people working in broadcasting and the media in general.
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