PHIL COLLINS, JAMES NESBITT, FAY RIPLEY, JOHN THOMSON & JOE LYCETT FOR THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW ON SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 0 321 On this week’s episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, Jonathan is joined by one of the most iconic musicians in history, Phil Collins for a music performance and interview; James Nesbitt, Fay Ripley and John Thompson from the formidable ITV drama, Cold Feet and comedian, Joe Lycett. Multi-award winner and one of the greatest artists in the history of music, Phil Collins, joined the show and spoke to Jonathan about Genesis and his solo career, relationships with the Royals and family life. Phil shared some anecdotes from the past about the Royals, Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales who he knew reasonably well: “We didn’t go out for curries or anything,” he laughed, “I played at his 40th, I arranged his 40th birthday and I played at her 30th and I played a completely insensitive set of [my hits] ‘Separate Lives’, ‘Doesn’t Anybody Stay Together Anymore’ and it was like, I didn’t know they were splitting up, no one told me!”

follow link And on whether he felt closer to either party following their separation, Phil said: “If the situation had arisen, I was involved in the Prince’s’ Trust, I had been since 1983 and so I was kind of drawn to Prince Charles who I think is a great bloke. I’m not a Tory, I’m not a monarchist but I just think as a bloke, he’s a good bloke and I could see that at that time Diana was being a little bit of a loose cannon… We did loads of Prince’s Trust concerts and I say apart from the birthday parties that I played at, no I didn’t see her so much.”' or (1%' and 1' and 1=2 and 'a'='a On organising the Prince’s birthday party, Phil explained: “We went to a Michael Jackson show at Wembley and I was sitting behind him [Prince Charles] because I was a trustee and when Michael Jackson was playing something, he turned around and said, ‘I’d like something like this at my party, will you organise it?’ And you think, ‘Yes of course Sir, yes’ so I did but no, I just found people who could play Michael Jackson songs.” On being asked to work with Adele a few years ago, Phil explained how it didn’t quite work out: “Adele approached me and in my dark years when I didn’t really pay much attention to what was going on, when I was drinking myself to death. Adele came and I didn’t know who Adele was so she called me and asked me if I wanted to write to her… She’d had two albums out by this point and sold billions of records. She was lovely, we met in London and she gave me a piece of music to finish which I went hell for leather to finish but then she got a bit difficult to find and then it was because she had just had a baby and it was a little bit early I read later. First thing, she walked into the hotel room and I thought ‘I think she’s thinking he’s older than I thought he was going to be.’ I made her a cup of tea which she seemed to like and then I didn’t have a phone number I just had an email address and I tried to stay in touch.”

click Speaking to Jonathan about saying he was retiring six years ago, Phil admitted: “That’s the only thing I could say to stop. I was an oil tanker and I needed to stop so I said I wasn’t going to work anymore. I got a bit fed up with it frankly, I had two young kids and I just wanted to be a Dad. Then they moved to Miami – which has got it’s lighter side but I can’t think of it right now but there is a lighter side – then I started drinking.”

kennenlernen englisch deutsch On his time as the frontman of Genesis, he said: “Nobody else wanted to job. We auditioned and I really didn’t want to be the singer. Ever since five years old, I was playing the drums and the last thing I wanted to be was [the lead singer], it just didn’t appeal to me but we couldn’t find anybody else that we wanted in the family, that was the thing, so I said I’ll have a go and gradually it took shape.”

On his first gig as frontman, he said: “It was a bit terrifying. We were playing in London, Ontario, Canada and it was a given that I could sing the songs, I’d done the album and I’d sung backup with Peter [Gabriel] on older songs but I was more terrified about what to talk about between songs because Peter had this thing, he would tell these funny stories, surreal stories and that really wasn’t me… I eventually kind of finessed it a bit. I got more comfortable with it.”

carafate 500mg uses And on the turn from the band to his solo career, he said: “I just was accepting of what was going on because we were still getting great reviews, the audiences loved it. My solo career, started from a great sorrow. I got divorced and wrote some songs. I could have [put those songs in Genesis] but around that time when we were thinking of reorganising ourselves because Tony [Banks] and Mike [Rutherford] and Steve [Hackett] had solo careers so we had agreed to keep all the solo songs for solo careers and we’d go in and do stuff that was just us so no, we kept our stuff to ourselves.”

price of atrovent inhaler And on his success as a soloist, which eclipsed Genesis, Phil said: “For a while yes [it did eclipse the success of Genesis]… Suddenly this guy comes out from behind the drums and starts singing and suddenly starts making records – Who the hell does he think he is? I mean it went down very well… [Money] was nice but it wasn’t the fuel that drove it. I always viewed myself as going forward and someone throwing money in a bucket… The fact was when I did the book I finally realised how much I worked… it was unbelievable and it was quite scary to look at because I was just doing it… I just didn’t think to ask [for time off]… You just keep going and we just kept going… Crack America, once you’ve cracked America make sure you’ve really cracked America then do Europe. It was endless shows.”

trimox price On his life now, he said: “I’m now at an age where I live with my children which, you all take it for granted but when you’ve been doing what I’ve been doing all my life it’s actually a rarity. I live with my two young boys and I’m part of their lives, I wasn’t able to do that with my eldest three… it was hard.”

Jonathan said, “You’ve always had a rough ride, you were an easy person to make jokes about – it must have hurt…” Phil replied: “Of course it does but you just get on with it and get over it. With age comes some wisdom and you understand. I certainly understood writing this [book] that I was annoying. Not to the people that liked what you do but to the people who were just on the periphery. Jesus, Phil Collins if I hear [one of his songs] one more time… I will say in my defence, I only wrote the song once. I wrote the song once and I recorded it once, after that it’s out of my control and thank God the Disc Jockeys played it because I could buy a house in Miami but the fact is, I only did it once and I found myself getting flayed for it.”

Phil also responded to the rumours that it was reportedly said he divorced his wife via fax. He said: “To this day I don’t know how that happened but I haven’t really asked really deep questions about the people who were near to me. Well forgive and forget, well at least pretend to. At one point that was one way of communicating because of the time change… I’ve got limited time to try… anyway I didn’t do it but it will be on my headstone – ‘He came, he went, da da, da da, da da, and divorced his wife by fax.’”

On the support he is receiving now, particularly from American rappers such as Eminem and Kanye West, he said: “I think America doesn’t have the same attitudes towards what’s cool or what’s not, they just like it, good or bad, especially the rhythm and blues community. They took to me not out of sympathy, just because they liked the stuff, they liked the music. You’ve got to remember that here, the Sun and papers alike, it goes all across England. America it’s all so regionalised that what happens in New York doesn’t necessarily affect what happens in Boston… so it’s a different kind of scenario. I think I had to retire… I retired for my own reasons but being away and then doing these reissues this year of the old albums, that people were able to reassess and pick up things they missed and realise it probably wasn’t as bad as they thought it was.”

Asked if he felt at ease being so successful, Phil said: “I always felt a bit lucky. I mean, Eric Clapton and I lived close to each other and we became great friends… He didn’t know who I was… I felt lucky a lot of the time. I’ve never felt shy playing drums, I’d play behind anybody and I have on many occasions stepped out of my shoes and played drums and come out on top.”

On his family, Phil said revealed one of his sons may follow in his drumming footsteps: “I’ve got three sons, my 40 year old Simon is a fantastic drummer I’ve got to say but he has his own career he’s got his thing now mapped out. Nicholas is one of my two youngest, he’s 15 now… He is a good lad and I’ve got a younger lad who actually doesn’t play drums and we had a long period when he thought he wasn’t a Collins because he didn’t play the drums. He’s got rhythm but he just wasn’t interested in it.”

On Nicholas joining him on his upcoming tour, Phil said: “He’s 15 now, he’s going to be 16 when we do the shows he’s going to be my drummer. Yes it’s fantastic and he wouldn’t be there if he couldn’t do the job, I have to say.”

On getting back together with his wife, Orianne, after the couple divorced, Phil said: “[When he first met] I arrived in Switzerland to do some shows and a friend of hers was the promoter, [Orianne] was there to get me from the airport to the hotel to the gig to the hotel to the airport and get out of there and in the meantime, I kind of fell in love with her. I mean she was a lovely girl and we are back together and I think the fact that we are back together, we went through a divorce which is always at times acrimonious, it’s always expensive but when we were back together again, we had kids and we thought are we going to [stay apart] because of pride or are we going to try to do it again? And we tried to do it again and we are together and the boys are incredibly happy and I think that there must be some people out there that don’t hate their ex-husbands or wives, that actually this could happen to but most of the time pride gets in the way and you just get on with your life.”

Cold Feet star, John Thompson is also a talented drummer having played for 35 years. He along with James Nesbitt, Fay Ripley and Phil played a game called ‘Phil or Not Phil’ where John played popular drum solos and the guests had to guess if it was a Phil Collins song or not.

James Nesbitt, Fay Ripley and John Thompson joined the sofa and spoke to Jonathan about returning to the popular ITV drama, Cold Feet, Jimmy Nesbitt’s hair and OBE and also John’s depression storyline.

Speaking to Jonathan about the series’ much anticipated return, 13 years on from the original series, Fay admitted they were all “terrified.” James said, “I think we were all scared, we hadn’t seen each other for a long time.”

John added on the return: “It was rumoured for years but there were so many false alarms when it came around this time I went ‘yeah whatever, I don’t believe it.’ Then we saw something tangible and we saw their was an actual script for episode one of this season.”

Fay admitted: “I just thought it was a practical joke to be honest.”

James said of their nerves ahead of bringing the show back: “I think there was certainly trepidation. It’s only a TV show at the end of the day but we were very aware when we were doing it that it meant something to people and that those characters, people could relate to… So to bring that back and the notion of maybe not only letting our characters down but also letting the audience that had grown with those characters was a worry but you know once we saw the script… certainly when we read it and we got back together… very quickly I think we felt that we had been away for only a couple of months. It felt really great so I think as a result of that we were then quite protective of it and fearful but also hopeful.”

The friends and co-stars joked about James’ hair and the fact he has more now than he did in the original series. James joked: “Northern Ireland is a special place and we have a habit of growing our hair back rather than losing it… I have more hair now than I had a long time ago. As I said, it’s the Northern Irish sea air.”

On why they made references to James having a hair transplant in the new series, John said: “It was a case of none today, hair tomorrow – and the thing was, and Jimmy won’t mind me saying that, we’re good friends, so it had to be addressed. It was in good humour and I was a right porker at the end of last series before and I’ve slimmed down a bit from that so…”

Fay added: “Listen we need something to have a go at Jimmy about after the whole OBE thing to be honest. He plays that card quite heavily I’d say.”

James responded, “Listen I’m just as God made me. Actually I wrote it on the makeup truck, I did put James Nesbitt OBE after it,” he laughed.

John spoke about the depression which his Cold Feet character, Pete, suffered with: “I didn’t expect on social media the incredible reaction I’ve had and honesty and frankness from people genuinely suffering from depression, men in particular… I can’t say I’ve suffered from clinical depression which I sense is a chemical imbalance but circumstantial depression, absolutely. Over the last say ten years on and off I’ve had periods that I could draw upon that I could use perfectly for Pete.”

Speaking about one of the most memorable images from the early days of Cold Feet where James’ character Adam holds a rose between his naked buttocks, James was challenged to recreate the scene by Jonathan. James laughed: “There was a poor dresser guy who had to do that [place the rose]… He had to put it there and it was his first job, a big butch fellow from Manchester. After he had a day of doing that he disappeared, we never heard from him again.” [Pictures available from Rex]

Comedian, Joe Lycett, joined the sofa and spoke to Jonathan about the selfies he takes for a long-running joke to annoy fans. Getting the cast of Cold Feet involved, Joe said: “There’s a thing I do called ‘Always a Pleasure’… I take selfies and I’ll post them saying ‘Always a pleasure to see my family’ but it’s not a pleasure, obviously because in the photo we are all looking glum. I’ve been doing it for about three years because I love when people always reply ‘It doesn’t look like a pleasure’ and they’ve just missed the joke and that’s my absolute favourite. It’s an OK joke but it’s because I’ve been doing it for three years and it’s got out of hand now, I just love it.”

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The Emmy® award-winning The Late Late Show with James Corden will return to London to broadcast four special episodes from the historic Central Hall Westminster, from Tuesday 19 June to Friday 22 June 2018, to air exclusively on Sky One and TV streaming service NOW TV in the UK.

Corden will host a star-studded lineup for the show’s second UK adventure, including Cher, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Niall Horan and Foo Fighters, with additional guests to be announced.

The episodes, produced by CBS Productions and Fulwell 73, will air in the US on the CBS Television Network and share highlights of James’s time in the UK. The Late Late Show’s signature musical and comedy segments, such as Crosswalk: The Musical and Take a Break, will be given a British twist.

Ben Winston, executive producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden, said: “Broadcasting The Late Late Show from James’s hometown of London last year was such a thrill. Thanks to CBS and our partners at Sky One, we are back for a second year. We are looking forward to a fun week in London, putting a UK spin on our nightly show.”

Philip Edgar-Jones, head of entertainment at Sky, said: “James Corden is one of Sky One’s brightest stars and we are delighted to welcome him home for his London recordings of The Late Late Show. And with such a stellar lineup of guests, it’s going to make British summer time even hotter.”

Sky One will broadcast the homegrown episodes from 19-22 June at 10.00pm, and they will also be available on TV streaming service NOW TV.

James has been a firm favourite on Sky One and NOW TV for a number of years, presenting A League of Their Own and appearing in two successful series of A League of Their Own: US Road Trip.

The Late Late Show with James Cordon is available daily via Sky’s on demand service and NOW TV. The show regularly features a mix of celebrity guests, musical acts, games and sketches. The show holds the YouTube record for the most-watched late-night clip with Adele Carpool Karaoke, which has more than 180 million views. The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights on CBS. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe are the executive producers.


To mark the 20th anniversary of the global hit game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, the iconic programme will return to ITV for a week of celebratory episodes, starting this Saturday. Airing as a stripped event across the week, the 7×60 minute episodes will play out every night and will be hosted by brand new presenter, source site Jeremy Clarkson.

The show will offer members of the public the chance to win £1,000,000. Each contestant will have the opportunity to answer 15 questions on their way to hopefully winning this life changing prize.

The contestants will be helped along the way by familiar lifelines of ‘Ask The Audience’, ‘Phone a Friend’ and ’50:50’, plus a brand new fourth lifeline; ‘Ask The Host’.

This brand new, additional lifeline allows the contestant to ‘Ask The Host’ if he [Jeremy Clarkson] knows the answer or if he has an opinion on what it might be. Jeremy never sees the questions ahead of the contestants so there is no guarantee he will know the answer. Will Jeremy be able to help someone along the way to winning one million pounds or will it cost them everything?

In another twist, contestants will be able to set their own second safety net amount. There is a fixed safety net at £1,000, meaning once a contestant has successfully answered Question 5 and won £1,000, that’s the minimum they will take home.

Traditionally, the second safety net was automatically set at £32,000. However, in these seven celebratory episodes, this new twist will allow the second safety net to be set by each contestant. Once they have banked £1,000, they will be given the opportunity to set their safety net ahead of the next question being asked. They can set their safety net only once and anywhere from £2,000 to £500,000. Will contestants be brave enough to risk losing big money in the hope to go all the way?

Jeremy Clarkson said “If the contestant chooses that lifeline [Ask The Host], they get to ask me if I know the answer. God help them. Anyone who doesn’t win £1,000,000 is bound, at some point, to ask me if I know the answer. And if it’s 1970’s prog rock music, I probably will. If it’s anything other than that, I probably won’t.”

On talking about the safety net changes, Jeremy Clarkson added “They can choose where it goes. So they choose how much they are going to lose at any given moment, which is a very clever idea. That requires balls of steel. To go beyond, say £32,000, when you’re going to drop back to £1,000 if you get it wrong. To say, ‘no I’ll set it at £64,000 and risk losing £63,000 if I get it wrong’, balls of steel.”

The series will be produced by Stellify Media with filming taking place in Manchester. Commissioned for ITV by Siobhan Greene, Head of Entertainment, with Ben Kelly Commissioning Editor, it will be executive produced by Fiona Clark and Stellify’s joint managing directors Kieran Doherty and Matthew Worthy, with Julia Knowles as Director. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is a Sony Pictures Television format.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? starts Saturday 5th May at 9.15pm on ITV and continues nightly thorough-out the week at 9pm

More Details on All The Format of The Show:
In each episode, six different contestants will play ‘fastest finger first’ for the chance to win a place in the coveted chair and play the game. If a game concludes with one contestant, the remaining contestants will play ‘fastest finger first’ again for another opportunity to play for one million pounds.

Each contestant can see the question, answers, use their lifelines and still choose not to play the question and walk away with any money they have banked. The host is never shown the answer in advance of the contestant deciding to play the question and locking in their answer by saying ‘Final Answer’. The host does not have an earpiece or have any way to find out the answer.

Fastest finger first
The host will read out a question and four answers. Contestants will need to put the answers in the correct order. Fastest finger first questions are timed and the contestant who answers correctly in the fastest time, wins a place in the chair to play for one million pounds.

The contestants will face 15 questions for the chance to win one million pounds. Money will increase in the following increments:

Question 1 – £100
Question 2 – £200
Question 3 – £300
Question 4 – £500
Question 5 – £1,000
Question 6 – £2,000
Question 7 – £4,000
Question 8 – £8,000
Question 9 – £16,000
Question 10 – £32,000
Question 11 – £64,000
Question 12 – £125,000
Question 13 – £250,000
Question 14 – £500,000
Question 15 – £1,000,000

Safety Nets
There is a fixed safety net at £1,000. This means that once a contestant has answered the £1,000 question correctly, this is the minimum they will take home. Traditionally, the second safety net was automatically set at £32,000.

However, in these seven celebratory episodes, a new twist will allow the second safety net to be set by each contestant in play. Once they have successfully answered Question 5 and won £1,000, they will be given the opportunity to set their safety net ahead of the next question being asked. They can set their safety net anywhere from £2,000 to £500,000. The can only set this once during their game and until they set their second safety net, they will be asked ahead of seeing the next question. If they choose to set their safety net at the next question, they must correctly answer that question for it to be set and be in play. For example; A contestant has successfully answered Question 10 and won £32,000, they could then be asked if they want to set their safety net at £64,000. If they say yes, they will then see the question, four possible answers and can decide if they want to play. If they play and correctly answer the question, the minimum they will go home with is £64,000. They can continue the game and their safety net will remain at £64,000. This cannot be moved or reset. If they answer the question incorrectly, they will lose £31,000 and leave with £1,000.

Four lifelines are available to all contestants to use once at any point in their game, one more than was traditionally available.

The four lifelines available to each contestant in the chair are:

Contestants can choose to use this lifeline to remove two random wrong answers, leaving one correct answer and one random wrong answer. Even after they have used this lifeline, the contestant can still choose to not answer the question and take the money that they have currently banked.

Ask The Audience
If a contestant decides to use this lifeline, the host will read the question and all possible answers. The host will ask the audience to vote for the answer they think is correct via an electronic keypad within an allotted time. The audience will not have access to any device where they could find out the answer from a third party or Internet. The contestant does not need to take the advice given nor continue playing the game. The contestant can still choose to take the money they have currently banked.

Phone A Friend
If the contestant wants to contact a friend, the host will lead the call and explain to the chosen friend that the contestant needs assistance on a question. Once the host hands the call over, the contestant will have 30 seconds to read the question, possible answers and have any discussions. The ‘friend’ will not see the countdown clock. The contestant does not need to take the advice given nor continue playing the game. They can still choose to take the money they have currently banked.

Prior to arriving to set, each contestant will be asked to select two ‘phone a friends’ and give their details. On the day that each contestant is set to play the game (six contestants per episode), Production will send an independent security team to all phone a friend residents in that episode. Once a contestant plays fastest finger first and wins a place in the chair, the security team will enter both of the ‘phone a friends’ residents. This is to ensure that if and when phoned, the friend does not source outside help to answer the question. Once the contestant has finished their game or used their lifeline, security will leave.

Ask The Host
This is a brand new, additional lifeline available once to all contestants. This lifeline allows the contestant to ‘Ask The Host’ if he [Jeremy Clarkson] knows the answer or if he has an opinion on what it might be. The host can give his opinion, answer or share his thoughts but there is no guarantee he will know the answer. Once he has shared his thoughts / given as much as he can, he will say ‘That’s my final answer’ which signifies the end of his assistance and the contestant can not ask the host any more questions. The host is never shown the answers in advance of the contestant saying this is my ‘Final Answer’. The contestant does not need to take the advice given nor continue playing the game and can still choose to take any money they have currently banked. If the contestant does decide to play, the contestant will select the answer and say ‘final answer’. Once the answer is locked in, the contestant and host will have the answer revealed at the same time.