NAOMI CAMPBELL IS REUNITED WITH HER HEADLINE HITTING SHOES
THE X FACTOR JUDGES: GARY ON WHAT MAKES HIM CRY, LOUIS ON SHARON AND WHETHER HE WILL STAY ANOTHER YEAR AND NICOLE ON DRINKING GARY UNDER THE TABLE
ALFIE BOE TALKS ABOUT MISSING OUT TO HUGH JACKMAN
STEPHEN MERCHANT ON BEING HOPELESS WITH WOMEN
Plus a music performance from Laura Mvula
Supermodel Naomi Campbell famously fell whilst wearing Vivienne Westwood shoes at a 1993 catwalk show in Paris, and on The Jonathan Ross Show tomorrow evening (Saturday) Jonathan surprises her by reuniting her with the platform shoes. The show host tells her he has borrowed them from the Victoria and Albert museum where they are usually displayed.
Naomi initially squeals, “No, no, no, no…” when she catches sight of the shoes, but then she strokes one of the shoes lovingly and says, “how are you shoe?”
Jonathan asks Naomi to wear the shoes once again and she and the other guests walk up and down a make shift catwalk in The Jonathan Ross studio.
Jonathan questions Naomi on why she has never settled down.
“I kind of did settle down, just not (with) the right person. This is my life, I am happy,” says Naomi.
When Jonathan suggests that people might find it strange, she responds saying, “I don’t find it strange, I’m not settling for nothing that’s not right.”
Jonathan asks Naomi if she ever approaches men.
“No, I’m not going over to a man,” she says.
“But some guys must find you intimidating?” says Jonathan.
“I guess some do, then I’m never going to meet them, am I?”
Jonathan asks Naomi about drug use in previous years.
“I’m happy where I am today. I live in the day. I stay in my day and I’m happy,” explains Naomi. “I don’t want to go back (to drugs).”
Jonathan asks her how she survived and how she has stayed looking so good.
“I think everyone comes to their conclusion no matter what it is that you’re addicted to. You can be addicted to work. All it is is an escapism. It’s escaping something, no matter what. For me, I came to my realisation at 29 that I didn’t like myself the way I was, and that was it,” Naomi explains.
“Was it difficult to snap that pattern?” asks Jonathan.
“No. Every day is a new day; I’m no perfect human being. I’m just living and I’m just breathing.”
When asked what it’s like being Naomi Campbell, she admits: “Now I’m starting to feel comfortable in my own skin. It takes time to feel comfortable.”
Jonathan is shocked it’s only ‘now’ she feels comfortable with herself. When he asks Naomi if she thinks it’s strange, she responds saying: “No, I don’t.”
The X Factor Judges
Jonathan tells the judges that he has seen Louis and Nicole cry on The X Factor but he has never seen Gary cry.
Gary says, “I don’t cry easily, I really don’t. It takes a child to be born, or something to make me cry. But I do feel it inside, especially when you’re at judges’ houses and you’re sat one on one with the person. Like you say, these moments are going to change people’s lives. You’re aware of that and you’re trying to make a responsible decision but it’s very, very tough.”
When Jonathan asks about Sharon, Gary describes her as, “Queen judge.” Nicole agrees, “She’s (Sharon) queen judge, Gaz is like head judge/ king judge, I’m princess judge and Louis is like Jester judge.”
Louis says Sharon is “a bit crazy”. He adds, “I told her she was like Judge Judy last week.”
Jonathan asks if Sharon’s more restrained when they are out with her socially.
Louis responds, “No, she’s worse. I was out with her once in LA and she took ‘them’ out (he points to his breasts).” He continues, “Ozzy was there, it was fine, but she just did it. She’s great fun, we love her.”
Nicole is embracing the British lifestyle she says she has been taught about sausage rolls. Gary laughs, “I only dream about them (sausage rolls) now.”
“Gaz is really fit,” adds Nicole. “I can actually drink him under the table but that’s only because he doesn’t eat much. He has like a soup and a gust of wind every once in a while.”
Gary says, “I was doing a detox and it was just raw vegetables all day and water, and I honestly woke up in the middle of the night and I dreamt I’d fallen asleep on a Twix bar. I was rubbing my face on it!”
Jonathan asks Louis about leaving The X Factor. “I read you’re going to stop after this…”
“Well, I said I was, but I’m having so much fun this year, I might stay.”
Jonathan also asks Louis if he was excited when he found out Simon Cowell is going to be a father.
“I was surprised. I was really surprised,” says Louis.
Tenor Alfie Boe has a voice that impresses millions of people across the world, but his five year old daughter isn’t convinced by her father’s talent.
“My little girl says it’s too loud. She always says, ‘stop singing daddy, you’re making a fool of yourself, it’s too loud,’” says Alfie. “The school she’s going to has asked me to sing at their Christmas carol concert but my daughter won’t let me, she says it’s too embarrassing.”
Alfie tells Jonathan that he auditioned for the Les Miserables movie: “I auditioned for it. My audition was about two and a half hours long. I sang the whole of the show, did the dialogue and all that sort of business and really did it in so many different ways. I sang it loud, intimately; there were lots of different techniques involved. Then I was walking out of the room and I said to the guy that was going in after me, ‘good luck mate, all the best,’ and it was Hugh Jackman. I thought, ‘that was a waste of two and a half hours.’”
Comedian Stephen Merchant is open about his lack of success with girls and Jonathan asks Stephen what has been the problem.
“There are so many problems. I’m just fundamentally not cool,” says Stephen. “I want to be like James Bond and I’m not like James Bond.
Please note the above is all taken from the recording of The Jonathan Ross Show and is subject to the show edit.