Anybody allowing Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross in the same room together must have known that something outrageous would happen.
Some people like outrageous things, which is fine. If anyone has the right to be pissed off, it's Andrew Sachs, whose voicemail was the subject of some rather ripe messages suggesting all sorts may have happened between Brand and Sachs' granddaughter, and, of course, the granddaughter herself if she was unaware of what was going to happen.
What's interesting is that the programme itself generated only 2 complaints. The thousands that followed came after the Mail ran the story.
There's probably a good chance that very few of these thousands of people actually listened to the programme.
Cameron and Brown have jumped on the Daily Mail bandwagon, which is predictable but disappointing.
I would rather be personally be made to listen to an outrage by Brand and Ross every day for a year, even though I really don't have much time for either of them, than have to endure the sanctimony of Brown and Cameron.
It's just a shame that this is taking up so much of top politicians' time. Even if there wasn't a global economic meltdown, there would still be the idea of world peace and ending hunger and poverty to get their teeth into. Priorities, people....
Update after watching the Ten O'Clock News - aren't the BBC craven for buckling so completely to the Daily Mail lobby?