Jonathan Ross begged his Radio 2 producer for a trouble-free show yesterday - and was promptly stitched up by pop star guest Chris Martin, report The People.
Wossy, 48, and producer Andy Davies sparked fury a week ago with a sick joke about having sex with an Alzheimer's victim. So Ross began the new show by telling Andy: "Let's try and stay out of trouble - watch what you're saying."
But he reckoned without Coldplay idol Chris, who sang a song about the lewd messages to Fawlty Towers' star Andrew Sachs that cost comic Russell Brand his job and landed Ross a three-month suspension. Chris, 31, told Ross: "Everyone thinks you're great except for some idiots who just shouldn't be listening."
He then ignored the outcry over Sachs and performed his specially-composed tribute to the under-fire presenter. It began: Back on TV after a month or three/I done my penance for my wrong/Back on TV, back at the BBC/Way back in the spotlight where I belong./We had been banned, both me and Russell Brand/We had been stripped of all our powers./I just stayed in and thought about my sin/And watched old videos of Fawlty Towers. The folks were cross with Mr Ross,/they said I had crossed the line,/But they would know if they ever watched my show/That I am offensive nearly all the time.
But listener Ian Jones, 42, of Telford, said: "Even as a fan I'm bored by what happened and then the BBC rakes it up again. "Whether Ross likes it or not, some people were offended and he should let sleeping dogs lie."
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