Thursday 23 November 2017

Jonathan Ross taunts 'ugly' Bruce Forsyth in new comedy show

Bruce Forsyth. Photo: Getty Images
Bruce Forsyth. Photo: Getty Images

Ben Leach

Jonathan Ross is to insult Bruce Forsyth in a new TV comedy programme, telling him he’s "------- ugly" and has "done a lot of ----" in his career.

Ross will also taunt Jimmy Carr during the programme, while other comedians such as Jack Dee and Sean Lock will also abuse Forsyth.

The insults will be made during A Comedy Roast, a new Channel 4 comedy series, according to the Daily Mirror.

In the programme, Ross mocks Forsyth by saying: “He wasn’t a pretty baby, but he did grow up to be a ------- ugly adult.

“I know a lot of you are thinking why hasn’t he become a knight of the realm? I think I can solve that, look back at his shows, he has done an awful lot of ----.”

He went on: “Brucie’s the greatest performer of his age, and I can say that because the rest of them that age are dead.

“How old is he? When the dinosaurs died he was taken in for questioning. He has got a bible autographed by Moses.”

But Forsyth, 82, will turn the tables on Ross in the programme, calling him “washed up before the age of 50”.

He says: “My true showbiz friends who would have loved to be here tonight are dead. Yes Jonathan, Eric Morecambe would have torn you to pieces tonight.

“And Eric would have mentioned his long and varied career, unlike yours. All washed up and you’re not even 50 yet.”

In his attacks on Carr, Ross, who leaves the BBC this summer, says: “Jimmy is in a rush because he’s to go off and do two corporate gigs, a tired panel show and then go to the BBC to get a pilot show turned down.

“He hasn’t worked out they don’t like him over there and, trust me, I know how that feels.”

A Comedy Roast is an American format made famous by Dean Martin in the 60s. Bruce Forsyth: A Comedy Roast is on Channel 4 next Wednesday at 10pm.

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