- Woss leaves Beeb – thank God for that
I'm going to stick my neck out and say I like him. He is funny, and the BBC will struggle to find anyone to fill his shoes on a big stat type chatshow – the closest they have is graham norton, but his appeal is limited. Perhaps chris Evans back on tv.
Oh and his "fee" is actually cash to his production company that makes the shows, not his salary.
Endless attacks on the BBC from the mail and Murdoch are business motivated – they just want a slice of the very lucrative BBC worldwide pie.Posted 8 years agoDickyboyMember
"cash to his production company" is just a way of avoiding paying national insurance & tax etc – costs the BBC less & "employees" are better off. It doesn't mean that he is paying lots of people to do other work behind the scenes.
Good ridance – what right society is prepared to pay the equivalent of maybe 180 nurses salaries for one publically funded TV & radio presenter?Posted 8 years agoditch_jockeyMember
I always thought he proved himself a worthy successor to Barry Norman on Film, but he's a dire chat show host, largely because all the interviews tend to be more about him than the guests. His habit of making "funny" quips to the guest followed by cow eyes at the camera screams "I'm an attention whore" is horribly cringe-inducing.Posted 8 years agomuggomagicSubscriber
i used to watch friday night as there is little else on at that time of night, but since the suspension the show was terrible. Think he knows that too and is probably why he's choosing not to renegotiate.
he'll be replaced by graham norton so they can justify his salary.Posted 8 years agowest kipperMember
When he first appeared on TV I didn't like him, but then Channel 4 broadcast his programme on obscure and cult filmmakers which was excellent(especially the one about Alejandro Jodorowsky) and he turned out to be an out of the closet comics fan (albeit crap American ones) and I kind of warmed to him.Posted 8 years ago
Recently he's definatly been believing too much of his own hype, and not worth the salary.
Do I care he's left?- nahh, got rid of my TV ages ago.skidartistMember
It doesn't mean that he is paying lots of people to do other work behind the scenes
Sorry if I'm a bit confused by that – whose are all the names in the credits then? Its not just him and some bloke paid £5 and hour to hold the camera.
To his credit in this day and age when there are literally hundreds of channels to choose from, when his show is on most of the people who are watching a TV are watching it. If he's expensive thats why, but he's not as expensive as he could be and at the time he signed his contract there were plenty of bidders who were offering him more money.Posted 8 years agoBigDummySubscriber
I think TV would probably be better if it built shows around things it was good for people to see rather than presenters they can be bothered to watch.
Ross himself doesn't bother me personally, but his eye-watering remuneration is a symptom of how little idea the BBC (and others) have of how to interest people in television programmes.Posted 8 years agochakapingSubscriber
A lot of you will be back whinging if Graham Norton gets the Friday Night gig.
I used to hate Wossy but he'd grown on me over the last few years (aside from that horrible celeb apprentice bit).
Chris Evans is a good shout actually, he seems to have got a lot less annoying and more entertaining since he calmed down a bit.
Haven't watched the film show for years, and that certainly wouldn't cahnge if they gave that self-righteous p***k Kermode (Mark Lamarr for librarians) the job. Highly unlikely, luckily.Posted 8 years ago
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