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This Famous Guest Was Asked To Leave The Studio During RTÉ Interview Live On Air This Morning

By Darragh Berry

April 5, 2018 at 1:45pm


This is bad, bad form. 

Some of you will know comedian and write Ruth Jones from Gavin and Stacey fame - A BBC show about an English lad and a Welsh girl who fall in love with each other after several work calls back and over to each other's respective companies. 

Ruth Jones played Nessa, Stacey's best friend and co-writer of the show, James Corden played Gavin's best friend and Nessa's love interest, Smithy. 

Jones is a jack of all trades, but her finest trade is writing and was on the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio One to promote her new book, 'Never Greener'. 

Dave Fanning was stepping in for Tubridy this morning and as interviews go, this is probably the strangest one he's ever had.

They were mid-convo and Fanning stated that he had been calling his guest "Ruth Jones, when he in fact, you're Ruth Jones MBE".

There was an awkward pause as if Jones had took offence to the title but when Dave asked her about the hesitation she said: 

"I'm hesitating because somebody is telling me to get out of the studio." Jones was conducting the interview from the BBC studio but was told to get up and out by what she described as the "most unfriendly BBC receptionist I think I've ever come across".

Have a listen to the snippet below. If it's not working for you, you can also find it here.

The pair managed to see the funny side to it, laughing through their short goodbyes. Hopefully they'll get to finish the interview probably another time.

Is the interview as memorable as this one where a 300-year-old woman claimed to be married to a ghost or this one from the Galway races?

Let us know in the comments.

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