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Friday 19 September 2014

Brand: Let's move on from Sachsgate

Russell Brand says writing a book is 'tiring'

Russell Brand wants everyone to get over Sachsgate.

The funnyman and Jonathan Ross suffered a spectacular fall from grace when they left lewd messages on the answering machine of veteran actor Andrew Sachs, prompting a storm over their actions, but now he just wants to move onto a new chapter.

At a signing for his new book, My Booky Wook 2, at Waterstones in Edinburgh, Russell said: "I think we must have drawn a line now - I've done a tour on the Andrew Sachs issue, there's a chapter in the book about it, I've done some sculptures of it, a painting of it, I wrote a poem about it, I've had it tattooed on the back of my leg. I think now we can move on."

The comedian claimed writing the book, the follow-up to his first volume of memoirs, was "tiring".

"It's very very tiring to write a book - you get locked in a room, and no-one will let you out until you've written a book. I had to write 6,000 words a day and the person in charge of me wouldn't let me out until I'd done 6,000 words," he quipped.

"It was a very difficult time. I wrote some of it in Austria, some of it in Fairfield, Iowa in America, some of it in Tuscany and some of it in New York City - but all the time just imprisoned in a room."

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