Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Will Wossy's Producer Get Heave-Ho, Too? Each to Their Own: Ross's Producer Andy Davies, Left, and Graham Norton

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Will Wossy's Producer Get Heave-Ho, Too? Each to Their Own: Ross's Producer Andy Davies, Left, and Graham Norton

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FOLLOWING the suspension of Jonathan Ross's Radio 2 programme, there is much conjecture about the role of his chum Andy Davies, who "produces" it. Presumably at Wossy's bidding, Davies selects the records, books and guests. More to the point, Davies acts as Ross's verbal foil over the other side of the microphone during the show. And what a sycophant he is, laughing at all Ross's jokes and often egging him on, rather like Ed McMahon used to do for Johnny Carson on American TV.

Davies used to perform a similar function on Ross's TV show until he was dropped. He is a friend of Wossy, so it's hard to imagine him being able to restrain Ross if push came to shove.

However, restraint is what Ross will require if and when he returns. It's thought the BBC may insist on a new producer as part of a deal to re-introduce the Radio 2 show to a sensitive public.

Given that many critics believe the problem arose because Ross and Russell Brand's lewd messages to Andrew Sachs were not edited out, Ross may have to take on a properly trained BBC producer when his 12-week suspension is over. …

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