Brand Quits Radio Show

LATEST: British comedian RUSSELL BRAND has quit his job as a BBC radio presenter following his controversial prank calls to actor ANDREW SACHS.
During four calls, which were aired on Brand's Radio 2 show on 18 October, he and fellow broadcaster Jonathan Ross recorded voicemail messages on Fawlty Towers star Sachs' phone, in which they discussed Brand's fling with the 78-year-old's granddaughter. The pair also joked about breaking into his house and molesting him, although that dialogue was cut from the aired broadcast.
Sachs was outraged - along with thousands of listeners, who lodged complaints, prompting the broadcaster to suspend the pair on Wednesday (29Oct08).
But Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Brand resigned later the same day, insisting he takes "complete responsibility" for the incident.
A statement reads, "As I only do the radio show to make people laugh I've decided that, given the subsequent coverage, I will stop doing the show.
"I got a bit caught up in the moment and forgot that, at the core of the rude comments and silly songs, were the real feelings of a beloved and brilliant comic actor and a very sweet and big-hearted young woman."


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