Well would you believe it? Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross are both up for a British Comedy Award, despite all the recent Sachs controversy.
Jonathan was due to host the show, but had to pull out- this would have been his 17th year. Shame really, because he would have got an estimated £100,000 but considering his suspension, he thought it was best for all. The nomination is for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme for Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, of which Ross is currently suspended for 3 months from.
Russell Brand on the other hand, quite willingly resigned from the BBC after the phone calls, and headed over to America for a tour. It seems no one has forgotten his humour, and he’s up for Best Live Stand-Up Performer.
The 47 year old presenter is up against Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV1) and The Sunday Night Project (Channel 4). Russell on the other hand, is up against Alan Carr and Michael McIntyre.
The awards which are now in their 19th year are yet to announce a new presenter. Whoever it may be, just make sure you’re there watching ITV1 on Saturday December 6.
You never know, Ross and Brand might outdo all expectations and actually win it. We kind of hope they do. There’s nothing like winning a comedy award after such media uproar!