Jonathan Ross apologises for 'juvenile' remarks

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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."