Jonathan Ross apologises for 'juvenile' remarks

Jonathan Ross tonight publicly apologised over the lewd phone messages he and Russell Brand left for Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs.

Here is the statement in full:

"I am deeply sorry and greatly regret the upset and distress that my juvenile and thoughtless remarks on the Russell Brand show have caused.

"I have not issued a statement previously because it was my intention and desire to offer an apology to all those offended on my Friday night programme.

"However, it was a stupid error of judgment on my part, and I offer a full apology."