Following the recent 'Manuelgate' scandals that have ripped through the BBC, another issue has raised its repugnant head.
Tubby comedian Ricky Gervais has nowhere to appear on TV on a rare Friday Night in, following the suspension of his good friend Jonathan Ross.
Ross, 55, told us: 'Ricky is always, always on my show. He is like Billy Connolly on Parkinson. When we have no good guests on, or someone drops out at the last minute, we could call on him, and he would regale us with his showbusiness tales, of how he knows Ben Stiller, and David Bowie appeared on his show. Now that my Tonight show will be missing from the schedules, Ricky will have to find somewhere else to go when he wants his ego stroking'
Following Ross's presentation of the Dad's Army 40th Anniversary celebration earlier in the year, he is now in talks to do a similar show for Fawlty Towers. However, we are not holding our breath on that one.