JONATHAN Ross is “quite glad” he has never interviewed a member of the Royal Family, while he doesn’t think Matt Hancock has done anything that makes him worth having on his show.
The ‘Masked Singer’ judge and ITV1 talk show host is keen to not “get involved” with all their drama but has nothing but nice things about the royals, having “met them all”.
The 62-year-old star told the Metro newspaper’s Sixty Seconds column: “I’ve never interviewed anyone in the royal family and at the moment I’m quite glad that’s the case. I don’t want to get involved in other people’s business. I’ve met them all, though.
“I met the Queen several times, which always felt very special. Prince Philip was always quite funny. I think I met Harry briefly. I’ve met William a lot. I haven’t met Kate. I have met Andrew but we don’t talk about that any more. Charles I’ve met loads of times, and Camilla is a laugh.”
Meanwhile, Jonathan also has no interest interviewing the disgraced former health secretary Matt Hancock despite his stint on ‘I’m A Celebrity.. Get Me Out of Here’.
He said: “To be honest, I didn’t veto him. I wouldn’t want him on because he hasn’t done anything of worth to talk to him about. There are very few politicians I have much respect for.
“It does seem we’re not in a strong place ideologically or politically. We had Boris on when he denied he wanted to run for prime minister years ago, and we all knew it was bulls***. Of course you do. We’re in a time where people lie brazenly.
“My one guideline when we’re booking people is can they at least be good at what they do?”
And the ‘Jonathan Ross Show’ host admitted he was once caught “dozing off” by the ‘Celebrity Gogglebox’ team when he was filming with his wife Jane Goldman, 52, and his kids, Honey Kinny, 26, Betty Kitten, 31, and Harvey Kirby, 29.
Jonathan said: “They were speaking a lot but you heard me more in the edit and I wish they’d used their stuff more. On one show, it was very hot and the producer said, ‘We’re just gonna open a window.’ I realised it was because I was dozing off a lot!”
The Jonathan Ross Show airs on Saturday nights on ITV1 and ITVX – You can also catch up on ITVX.