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Ross says he's eager to leave BBC

April 12, 2010 at 9:31 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, April 12 (UPI) -- British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross says he is eager for his contract with the BBC to end in July.

Ross made international headlines last year when he and comedian Russell Brand played an on-air radio prank and left obscene messages regarding Andrew Sachs's 23-year-old granddaughter on the elderly actor's voice-mail. The widely criticized stunt prompted Brand's resignation, Ross's suspension for 90 days and the departure of a BBC controller.

"The whole place has changed quite dramatically," Ross told The Guardian newspaper. "The people running it are always trying to second-guess what the newspapers will say."

Ross, who opted not to renew his contract with the BBC when his current pact ends in July, told the newspaper he "can't wait" to leave the broadcaster and revealed he has "firm offers" from two other U.K. networks.

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