Wino’s twin brother, Russell Brand, and his prank calling partner, Jonathan Ross, were suspended by the BBC today after leaving gross messages on the voicemail of 78-year-old Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs. The pre-recorded show aired during Russell’s Saturday night time slot.
In the voicemails, the two tell Andrew that Russell fucked his granddaughter Georgina Baillie. They also joked that Andrew Sachs might kill himself after finding this shit out. Above is the offending clip. I listened to the whole thing and I want my 9-minutes back so that I can use it for something productive like cleaning my dildo. Nothing offends me anymore, but it did give me a slight headache. I think our childhood crank calling sessions were more interesting than this shit.
The BBC received around 18,000 complaints. Because of this, they have announced that both Russell and Jonathan’s shows are temporarily suspended while they investigate this shit. Russell makes around £200,000 a year for his show and Jonathan Ross makes £6 million a year for his hosting duties.
The Prime Minister even commented on this fuckery, “This is clearly inappropriate and unacceptable behavior, as is now widely recognized. Ofcom have said they will investigate the matter and it is for the BBC, the BBC Trust and Ofcom to take any appropriate action.”
Andrew Sachs said that he was not surprised about the suspension, but he isn’t going to report the matter to the police. WHAT?! Go to jail for talking trash?! I’m a goner.
Andrew’s granddaughter, who performs as Volptua in a burlesque group called the Satanic Sluts, told The Sun that she wants them both fired for her humiliating her. She said, “Russell Brand has embarrassed me by making a private relationship very public in the cruelest way imaginable. We were lovers but I trusted him as a friend as well. He has betrayed me for a few cheap laughs and left my grandfather distraught. Is that what the BBC calls entertainment?”
Okay, what’s more embarrassing here? The world knowing that you effed Russell Brand? Or the fact that you’re in a group called the Satanic Sluts? Click here to see Volptua’s MySpace.
And here’s some pictures of Russell dressed as Lindsay HoHan as he leaves his home and THE CLINIC (dun dun dun) in London yesterday.
UPDATE: Russell Brand quit that bitch today. He issued this statement: “I have apologized to Andrew Sachs for the rude messages I left on Oct 18th and he has graciously accepted. As I only do the radio show to make people laugh I’ve decided that given the subsequent coverage I will stop doing the show.”