News: Russell Brand says bye-bye BBC and bye-bye Britain

October 30, 2008 by  
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Russell Brand has hot-footed it out of the country after quitting his job at the BBC yesterday. It appears that with his career in England suffering somewhat of a blip, he has chosen to focus his attentions, and rather wayward tongue on America.

On his way to Los Angeles, he is due to perform to 280 movie industry bods in Hollywood, followed by performances in San Francisco and New York.

No doubt, he can hardly believe the escalation of the last few days. Brand and radio co-presenter, Jonathan Ross, have been caught up in a sudden and tremendous row over the voicemail messages that they left on the phone of Fawlty Towers actor, Andrew Sachs. Just a few days ago, Ross was heard on BBC Radio declaring that Brand had slept with his granddaughter, 23-year-old burlesque dancer Georgina Baillie, a fact that she has, incidentally, admitted to.

Ross issued an official apology for his “juvenile and thoughtless remarks� conscious of keeping hold of his £18m, three-year contract but Brand had kept quiet until late yesterday when he issued an official resignation statement on video in which he apologises. In it he stated “I was being really silly and got caught up in the spirit of the moment� but that it was “not malicious.�

Looks like everyone including the Prime Minister has had their two-pence worth now.  The saga continues? We hope not.