Terry Wogan, Jenson Button and Andre Agassi on Jonathan Ross tonight

by Lisa McGarry


Sir Terry Wogan, Jenson Button and Andre Agassi join Jonathan Ross for this week’s Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

Sir Terry, who retires from the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show this month, says: “My heart says stay, my head says go. There’s never a good time to go but there’s a right time to go.”

He is dreading his last breakfast show on Friday 18 December: “It’ll be emotional, a wrench, my whole life is going to change but it’s about time.”

And says about TV: “I don’t think I ever want to do something on a daily basis again, that’s beyond me now.”


Formula One World Champion Jenson Button tells Jonathan he is looking forward to rivalry with his new teammate Lewis Hamilton: “It’s a massive challenge for me racing against Lewis but that’s the challenge I want.”

Jenson says he won’t let his girlfriend drive him: “I’m not the best passenger. My girlfriend passed her driving test last year but she hasn’t driven a car since.”
Jenson Button on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (image: BBC/Hot Sauce)

Andre Agassi says hatred of tennis scholl forced him to win: “Tennis school was more like a glorified prison camp, like Lord Of The Flies with forehands. The only way to get out was to succeed.”

He says of Wimbledon: “Wimbledon scared me… they made you feel like a stranger in your own tournament.”

Tells Jonathan how he used hair clips to hold his wig on at the French Open: “I was praying for a result that day… for my hair to stay on!”

And Andre says he rates Roger Federer as the greatest of all time: “Playing Federer I go into a panic mode from the word go… the greatest player I ever played against.”

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, 10.35pm, Friday 11 December 2009, BBC One