I was gonna say, about bloody time. As per year, TV companies have not employed me for ten year. I will take that as a golden handshake. I’m not going to thank anybody because I did it all on my own.
Jonathan Ross: Before you go Sir. Spike, I’m sure everyone knows that you have fans from all walks of life, and of course there is one very famous, very well respected fan in particular, who wanted to be here, but couldn’t be here, but wanted to send a message.
SM: These are a series of cliches.
JR: That's my job this evening. Here you go, I have a letter to read out for you from his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.
SM: Do I kneel down for this?
JR: I’m in enough trouble already, I’m not going to say a word.
SM: Prince of Wales?
JR: The Prince of Wales, I’m sorry I have to do this but I know it takes a lot of the impact out of it but here we go, [Jonathan proceeds with reading out the letter] “As someone who grew up to the sounds of The Goon Show on the steam driven wireless. I must confess that I have been a life-long fan of the participants in the show, and particularly of Spike Milligan……
SM: The little grovelling bastard
With riotous applause, Jonathan tried to finish off the reading but was unable.