Brand reflects on Sachsgate
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Brand reflects on Sachsgate

Russell Brand has compared the Andrew Sachs incident with "spilling a glass of water, and the wife comes down and shoots the dog''.

In an interview with Radio Times, he talks about that day on BBC Radio 2, which led to his resignation from the corporation.

He told the magazine: "I have the same perspective. Like when you're a kid and you think "These people, I don't trust them. They're all idiots," and everyone says: "No, no, you'll feel different when you're older."

"And I thought, Well, I'll wait. Freeze-frame. Time-lapse. Der-derrrrrr. I am older now. And I feel exactly the same. So either I haven't matured or I was an incredibly perspicacious child. The jury's still out.''

He continued: "As often is the case with comedy, at a junction I always take the road less travelled, the road of this'll be funny, this'll be funny, this'll be funny. Sometimes there are casualties with morality, politeness. As I said at the time, it was impolite and I apologise for that.

"But as for all the subsequent reaction – it's like you knock over a glass of water at your neighbour's house and the wife comes down and shoots the dog.''

When asked if he'll appear on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, he simply said he'd love to.

You can read this interview in full in the new edition of the Radio Times.

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0 0 396 07 June, 2010 Industry News 11:45 pm 20106 Monday, June 7th, 2010

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