David Haye, Sarah Harding, Michael McIntyre and Gerard Butler on Jonathan Ross

by Lisa McGarry


David Haye and Sarah Harding join Jonathan Ross for this week’s Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

Sarah Harding tells Jonathan that Girls Aloud will get back together but they don’t know when: “We’re simply taking a break, we all felt it was time… we said about a year, but we’re going to see.”

She was sure they wouldn’t last: “We’ve grown up in the spotlight, we never thought we’d stick around.”

Sarah thinks Jedward are the best thing about The X Factor: “I’m loving the controversy… they’re definitely the most entertaining, that’s what’s keeping it interesting.”

She says her hell-raising days are over: “When I was a lot younger I was probably going through a hard time…

“A lot of stuff is misconstrued, I love to go out and have fun [but] I’m at my most comfortable when I’m at home, don’t have to care what I look like.”

And looks forward to her future acting career: “I’m not saying I don’t want to sing any more but everyone knows I’m a bit of a drama queen, I really enjoy a new challenge… this is what I want to do.”

WBA World Heavyweight Champion David Haye says victory was his destiny: “I’ve been training my whole life for this one night.

“I knew I was up against it… I just had to focus on strategy, to stick to my game plan, ignore the fact that he was a giant.”

He says he broke his hand because of Valuev’s extra thick skull: “It was like hitting a brick wall…

“When you’ve got the whole of Britain watching, you can’t complain about your pain.”

Michael McIntyre says he can’t believe his success: “I’ve been dreaming of this happening. Two years ago I had nothing.”

He says he’s only just bought his first house.

Gerard Butler reveals drinking got him the sack from his legal career: “One week before qualifying [as a lawyer] I lost my job. In two years I had 32 days off and 25 of those were Mondays.”

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, 10.35pm, Friday 13 November 2009, BBC One