Russell Brand’s no regrets over phone prank
Published 01/12/2009 | 07:09
Russell Brand says he would have done nothing differently over prank calls he and Jonathan Ross made to Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs — saying the scandal “worked out really well”.
Brand quit his Radio 2 show, which broadcast the lewd remarks, and Ross was suspended for three months.
The incident in October last year sparked more than 40,000 complaints and a clampdown on BBC rules.
In April Ofcom fined the BBC £150,000 over the lewd phone calls, describing them as “gratuitously offensive, humiliating and demeaning”.
Brand told New! magazine things might have turned out differently if Sachs had answered his calls — “It isn't that hard to pick up a phone.”