"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Friday, January 08, 2010

Jonathan Ross leaving BBC

So Jonathan Ross is finally to do the decent thing and leave the BBC. Better late than never. After the fiasco in 2008 when he and Russell  Brand made pathetic and cruel phone calls to actor Andrew Sachs, at least Brand had the decency to resign. Apparently, Ross's contract, negotiated for the three years up to 2010, was worth a staggering £18,000,000, which is immoral by any standards. Now, rumour has it that he was to be expected to take a substantial pay cut, but of course, his decision was nothing to do with financial considerations. Of course not.
Jana Bennett, director of BBC Vision, referred to him as 'extremely talented', which has to make one wonder about the generally accepted definition of that phrase, and both she and Alan Yentob, current BBC Creative Director, bemoan the fact that Ross has had had a 'difficult year'.
A difficult year with a salary of £6,000,000?
I could cope with that.
Bring it on!

7 comments:

Ellee Seymour said...

I think it's time for him to move on, the show is a bit predictable now, it's day its day.

Happy New Year to you Jennyta.

Jennyta said...

Thank you, Ellee. You too.

Silverback said...

You mean you don't swoon when he's on tv, melt when he flicks back his wispy locks and fall in a heap on the floor when he looks you in the eyes and pouts his lips ?

Oh I guess that's all ruined when he opens his big gob.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Lovely bright blog. Got a parking ticket in North Wales last summer but not your fault! Ordinary people were great, officialdom pathetic, arrogant, rude etc.

Yorkshire Pudding said...
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Yorkshire Pudding said...

Jenny - Your extensive vocabulary never ceases to impress me. I had never even heard of the word "finacial". Facial yes and financial and also filial but not "finacial". As for Ross, I say good flipping riddance to the self-obsessed slimeball - there's no way that licence payers should be dishing out those kind of obscene salaries. It is in fact utterly finacial!

Jennyta said...

It was written after 2 glasses of vin rouge, YP and what's a missed consonant between friends? Just stop being a TEACHER will ya!!

Ian, the quick answer is no. :)

Ken, sorry to hear about your parking ticket. Usually, it's speeding tickets that are distributed like confetti up here.

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