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Franz Ferdinand to soundtrack Ross’s return

By | Published on Thursday 8 January 2009

Franz Ferdinand will be the musical guests on the first edition of ‘Tonight With Jonathan Ross’ since the presenter was suspended by the BBC for three months last year, after he and Russell Brand left some ‘hilarious’ messages on Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sach’s voicemail and some people got a bit upset about it.

The band will perform their new single ‘Ulysses’ and join other guests, who will include comedian Lee Evans, national treasure Stephen Fry and one other as-yet-unnamed star. The show will air on 23 Jan, with Ross also returning to his show on Radio 2 on 24 Jan and Film 2009 will start on 26 Jan.

Following the announcement of the show’s line-up, Ross said via his Twitter account: “[I] was planning on being all mysterious about who was guesting on first show, then my office release it to the press. Bwah”. He added that he would ask fellow Twitterer Stephen Fry if he would like to post micro-blog posts during the show.