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When it comes to late-night television, celebrity guests tend to let loose a bit, have a laugh and indulge in a bit of monkey business. And those saucy Brits do not disappoint. Here’s a look back at Anglophenia’s Top 5 late-night moments of 2010.
5. Tattoo You, Harry
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has been quite a regular on the U.S. and UK talk-show circuit this fall, chatting up the seventh and final film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which opened worldwide in November. I’m surprised the kid is still able to piece together cohesive sentences after all the late night gabbing he’s had to do recently. Last month, he was a guest on BBC America’s The Graham Norton Show and the 21-year-old Brit was his typical chipper self. He revealed that one day he’d like to get a few tattoos, but was a tad embarrassed when Rihanna showed off a few of hers.
4. ‘Nanny McPhee’ Bugs Out
When the lovely Emma Thompson visited Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in March, a surprise guest gave her quite the laugh. A fly wanted to share in the Oscar-winning actress’s spotlight and Thompson didn’t seem to mind. “I think he should be allowed to be on the rest of the show!” Thompson exclaimed. What a sport!
3. The Doctor’s Got Moves
The dapper Matt Smith made his U.S. late-night show debut in mid-November on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The Doctor Who star also showcased some pretty serious moves during Ferguson’s “Secretariat” dance. Let’s remind ourselves, shall we? Music begins around the 10-minute mark. Oh yeah, keep watching for Smith’s impressive off-the-cuff harmonica skills toward the end of the clip, too. Annnd don’t forget about Ferguson’s Lost ‘Doctor Who’ Dance Number. It’s classic!
2. A Dame Plays Beer Pong
In October, Dame Helen Mirren showed us what she’s really made of when she participated in a friendly game of beer pong on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The 65-year-old Tempest star playfully mocked host Jimmy Fallon, “It’s such fun I can’t tell you” with him proceeding to call her a “badass” when she chugged down two beers.
1. Jonathan’s Final Curtain Call
In July, Jonathan Ross brought Friday Night With Jonathan Ross to a close after a nine-year run on the BBC. One of his final guests was English footballer David Beckham and the two had an emotional moment that included Becks giving Wossy quite the hug. It was certainly a fine moment before Ross tearfully extended his sincere thanks before officially saying goodbye. Don’t ya just miss him?
What was your favorite late-night TV moment?