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  • Episode: 

    2 of 12

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sat 08 Sep 2018
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  • Time: 

    9.45pm - 10.50pm
  • Week: 

    Week 37 2018 : Sat 08 Sep - Fri 14 Sep
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    Fri 07 Sep 2018


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In the clip, screen legends Paul Whitehouse and Ray Winstone join the sofa and speak to Jonathan about their roles in new film King of Thieves. They also share a story about meeting Prince Philip during filming. 
Paul says: “Prince Philip came to visit us on set one day. We were filming in Windsor.”
Ray says: “He pulled up in a car and the window went down on the Range Rover and he said ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘We’re making a film, Sir.’ I said, ‘Yes, with Sir Tom Courtenay and Sir Michael Caine, would you like to meet them?’ And he went, ‘No.’” They laugh.
Series overview
The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand new series this autumn on ITV.
Jonathan will present the new series which will feature even more entertaining, open and exclusive interviews with stars from stage, screen, comedy and sport. There will also be performances from popular, current talent from the UK and across the pond.
The last series uncovered a host of exclusives from the world of showbiz and sport including interviews with Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Grace Jones, Sheridan Smith, Tina Turner, Peter Kay and Jeremy Clarkson.
Previous series have also seen rare and exclusive interviews with the likes of pop icon, Britney Spears. Plus Hollywood stars such as Michael Douglas, Amy Schumer, Renee Zellweger, and John Malkovich who all appeared on the show and were joined by some of the greatest music stars around; Little Mix and Robbie Williams to name a few.
Episode 2
CATE BLANCHETT AND JACK BLACK speak about their shared love for the UK, turning 50 and Cate Blanchett speaks about fixing Prince Phillip’s DVD player...
JOANNA LUMLEY speaks about whether Absolutely Fabulous could ever make a return
RAY WINSTONE AND PAUL WHITEHOUSE speak about meeting Prince Philip and share their interesting links to the roles they play in new film, King of Thieves
ASHLEY BANJO teaches the guests to Floss and explains why he’ll never be a ‘Dad Dancer’
Plus JOHN LEGEND performs
The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand new series. On the second show, which airs on Saturday at 9.45pm on ITV, Jonathan will be joined by award winning actress, Cate Blanchett; Actor, comedian and musician, Jack Black; British national treasure, Joanna Lumley; Screen legends, Ray Winstone and Paul Whitehouse and star of Diversity and TV judge, Ashley Banjo. Plus, Jonathan is joined by multi award winning singer, songwriter and actor, John Legend.
Cate Blanchett and Jack Black joined the sofa and spoke to Jonathan about their kids’ reactions to their movies.
Cate - who has four children - shared her son’s thoughts on her films. 
She said: “They do and they don’t [watch my films.] My son have me some great career advice a few years ago, he said ‘Mum, when are you going to make a blockbuster?’”
She continued: “I said, ‘I was in Lord of the Rings! And he said, ‘Yeah for about 30 seconds.’ So it didn’t really count. I had no brownie points with my children.”
Jack adds: “My boys, they actually prefer the work of Will Ferrell. I think it’s natural that kids think that their parents are really uncool and embarrassing.” 
Cate and Jack - who are both going to turn 50 next year - spoke about whether they will celebrate their milestone birthdays.
Cate says: “We are going to be 100 together!”
On partying, Jack says: “I don’t really like throwing parties for myself… My favourite birthday I ever had was my fortieth birthday and I just did a concert with my pal, Kyle [Gass], a Tenacious D concert. I would much prefer to put on a show rather than throw a party. Parties make me anxious, I get nervous and I feel all worried, ‘Are people going to have fun at my party?’ If I just put on a show it takes care of all that. I put all my friends and family in the show, they are on stage with me feeling the energy and the adrenalin, that was the best birthday. Maybe we should put on a show?”
Cate says: “Maybe we should have a Tenacious D concert for my birthday? I would love that. Would you sing at my party?”
Jack says: “Yes, what do you want to hear?”
They agree that Jack will sing their classic, Tribute.
Cate also speaks to Jonathan about living in the UK and why she has chosen home in London to from her native, Australia.
She jokes: “I came back just in time for Brexit. It’s all my fault!” 
On the real reason she has moved to the UK, she says: “I just think that in my country you walk into a field and you’re going to be killed by some kind of snake or accosted by a huge [animal.] It’s much more benign here… pigs, chickens.”
Jack also shares his favourite things about the UK. He says: “I have always had great experiences here… There’s a great music scene, look at the bands you have. You’ve got Radiohead, you’ve got Blur, Gorillaz. You’ve got fish and chips, mushy peas. You’ve got that angry chef, who’s that angry chef you’ve got?”
Jonathan says: “The number one angry guy would be Gordon Ramsay?”
Jack jokes: “Yes, with the 25 television shows! I went to one of his restaurants and they had pigeon on the menu. I was like, ‘that disgusting bird in the park?’ Guess what? It was delicious. You’ve got those mushy peas, we don’t have those in the States, we just have regular peas. It’s just a magical country.”
Joanna Lumley OBE joins the sofa and speaks to Jonathan about, Ab Fab, her travels and leaving technology behind.
Jonathan speaks about Joanna as being a national treasure, and asks her if she always felt the love of her fans throughout her career. 
She says: “I’m blinded to what people think of me… What was great was doing The Avengers where suddenly my name could be remembered… Trying to be an actress and having your name remembered when you’ve got one line in one tiny sitcom, it’s terribly difficult… I’ve had a happy life I think.”
On whether she always knew that Absolutely Fabulous would be such a success, she says: “It’s the brilliance of the writing. We all know in this business, you can’t do anything if the writing is not there. You can’t make bricks without straw and Jennifer Saunders is a genius. I knew that. I’d never met her but I knew her work with French and Saunders and when that script plopped through the post, first of all I thought ‘they’ll never be able to do this’ because it was at a time when families were sweet and cosy and nice… Suddenly this vile bunch of people, really revolting and ridiculous and funny, and the chance of just being funny and vile is very nice.”
On whether it would ever come back, Joanna says: “I don’t know. Jennifer Saunders wrote it. It belongs to her. If she says she’ll do more, she shall and if she won’t - and she has said she won’t - then she won’t. I have a funny feeling that we made this lovely show last year about going to the Champagne region. Somebody had to! Just Jennifer and I went. Of course Edina and Patsy were lurking behind us all the time. Everything we did had them as shadows and we thought ‘We haven’t let go of them yet. They haven’t been buried like old carcasses in their sarcophagy.’”
Jack admits: “I’ve always wanted to do another Nacho Libre.”
Cate says: “I’d play Blanche Dubois, I could play her for a while.”
Joanna adds: “Some of these people are so beautifully made that when you have invested yourself into them you’ve kind of merged into them and you can’t really shake them off. They come with you.”
Joanna also spoke about her extensive world travels. On whether she stays in touch with home whilst she is away, she says that she doesn’t phone home to her husband: “We are both independent. I love being on my own. When I’m away, I don’t even phone home. Incidentally I come from a different generation where we couldn’t usually afford to phone home, so I’ve never been used to it. I like to write a postcard. I won’t phone, that takes your travelling head away from you… You don’t want people keep phoning. If you’re on the other side of the world it’s always the wrong time.”
Screen legends, Paul Whitehouse and Ray Winstone, join the sofa and speak to Jonathan about their roles in new film, King of Thieves, which is a true story based on the 2015 Hatton Garden heist.
Ray explains an interesting link to his character, Daniel Jones: “I went to school with him. I sat next to him at school. We actually sat next to one another at school. I wanted to go and visit him before we did the film, not to find out anything about him because I knew about him. But out of respect really, to let him know I was playing him and find out how he felt about me playing him. Physically, we are not the same. He’s a very fit boy. I went to visit him a couple of times.”
Jonathan speaks about Ray and Daniel having come from the same place, but how their paths have lead them to very different outcomes.
Ray says: “I think Dan had a really tough life at home, a tough upbringing. I was very lucky, I had a great home life as a kid and it just wasn’t in me. Some things are in you, some things aren’t… When you grow up around people that you know have been criminals or been brutes in their life. I’ve seen that first hand and I chose to take that to the screen.”
Jonathan asks Ray about some people’s perception that he can be as much of as hard man as the characters he plays. On whether he is really anything like his characters in real life, Ray says: “My wife said to me years ago, I think it’s a shyness. Something you learn through boxing, when you walk into a room and you’re quite shy you put on a persona in the way you hold yourself so you can walk in a room for the first time. And you get used to that in the end… Over the years I’ve learnt hopefully not to [come across as aggressive.]”
Paul also shares a story about meeting Prince Philip during filming. He says: “Prince Philip came to visit us on set one day. We were filming in Windsor.”
Ray says: “He pulled up in a car and the window went down on the Range Rover and he said ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘We’re making a film, Sir.’ I said, ‘Yes, with Sir Tom Courtenay and Sir Michael Caine, would you like to meet them?’ And he went, ‘No.’” They laugh.
Cate Blanchett also recalls a story about when she met Prince Philip. She says: “I went to their house once for lunch. There were 12 of us and I couldn’t work out for the life of me why I’d been invited. Playing Queen Elizabeth and sitting next to her, I thought, maybe she’s seen the movie and wants to ask me about my interpretation. I sat next to him and he said, ‘I hear you’re an actor? I was given a DVD player for Christmas and I can’t work out whether I put the green cord in or the red cord...’”
She laughs: “I thought, he’s invited me to lunch to tell me about his DVD player!”
Star of Diversity, Ashley Banjo, joins the sofa and speaks to Jonathan about the success the dance troupe have had over the past decade since winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.
On how winning the TV talent show has changed their lives, Ashley says: “We were standing opposite Susan Boyle and we thought, ‘No chance.’ We were happy to come second. Then they said ‘Diversity.’ We were shocked, completely bowled over and from that point onwards we’ve just been trying to prove to people that it wasn’t a fluke and we’ve just worked as hard as we can to stay where we are.”
On plans to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their win, Ashley says: “We’ve got all sorts of projects planned. For us it’s a huge achievement personally to be able to say to people we are still doing what everyone told us we couldn’t.”
He speaks about their upcoming show, Ignite: “What we normally do is go to theatres and arenas and create productions that people might expect. This year, believe it or not, is the 250th anniversary of the circus. I thought to myself, why don’t we do something a little bit different… We’ve got a 2000 seater circus tent… It is a circus! I am learning all sorts of new skills. I’ve been really pushing myself. I think the most dangerous one is being shackled in a cube of water not much bigger than my body and I’m handcuffed and it’s at that moment that I say to myself, ‘What are you doing?’ I get put in this cube, the lid gets shut and padlocked, you genuinely can’t breathe and you have to escape. I like to take things in new directions!”
And later says: “In rehearsals I’ve nearly died a couple of times. I’m serious. It’s seriously dangerous. But because I love what I do so much, I’m always just looking to push to the next level and try new things and this show is great.”
Jonathan quizzes Ashley on how he feels about getting older and perhaps becoming a ‘Dad Dancer.’
Jonathan says: “The thing that seems tricky as gentleman in particular get older, something happens to the way we dance and it no longer looks youthful and exuberant and joyful. The term is ‘Dad Dancing.’ Something does happen.”
Ashley says he is adamant he will never become a ‘Dad Dancer’: “Something does happen but I think it’s all [in the mind.] I think if you want to do it, you can do it… That’s the day I’m most scared of. [It won’t happen.] I’m going to fight it off.”
At the end of the show, Ashley teaches the other guests some moves… namely, Flossing! [Pictures available from Rex.]
Please note the above is all taken from the recording of The Jonathan Ross Show and is subject to the show edit.