Cannon that ‘fired’ Hugh Jackman on Jonathan Ross show on sale!

by Lynn Connolly

It’s been reported today that a cannon Hugh Jackman appeared to be fired out of on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ has gone up for auction.

Hugh was shot out of the device before being interviewed on the ITV1 show last month, and people can now bid on the machine from online auction website eBay.

Potential buyers have until Sunday afternoon (16.10.11) to make an offer of more than £58 for the cannon, which is described as “quite bulky.” The seller recommends the successful bidder should collect it in a van.

The listing reads: “A specially made prop cannon made for ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ to fire Hugh Jackman out of!

“The cannon has now been taken apart for storage. It does not include any firing mechanism, but does include the steps.

“It is quite bulky and heavy and will require a Luton van to collect.”

42-year-old Hugh appeared to land head first on the floor when he was fired out of the cannon, despite Jonathan assuring the actor he would catch him.

Hugh then made Ross jump after pretending to be genuinely hurt following the stunt. Fellow guest, comedian Peter Kay, came out of the green room chuckling before giving the actor a £10 note, which appeared to be a winning bet for scaring the TV presenter.

Jonathan joked, “I was actually worried about you for a minute then. I hope you feel bad. Kay, you’re a bad influence.”

It’s not the first time the actor has made such a grand entrance to a chat show, as he suffered a badly cut eye in December 2010 when he appeared on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’.

The Australian star smashed into light rigging and hurt his face after sliding down a zip cable from the top of the Sydney Opera House towards a giant outdoor stage where the programme was being recorded.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.