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Sachs shocked by Ross's BAFTA nod

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Sachs shocked by Ross's BAFTA nod

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Andrew Sachs has expressed surprise at the decision to nominate Jonathan Ross for a BAFTA.

The broadcaster will go up against QI host Stephen Fry, comedian Harry Hill and I'm A Celebrity... presenters Ant & Dec in the race for the Best Entertainment Performance gong next month.

The nod comes just weeks after Ross returned to work following a three-month suspension from the BBC. He was issued with the punishment after making a series of lewd phone calls to Sachs during an appearance on Russell Brand's Radio 2 programme.

Speaking to the Daily Mail about the BAFTA nomination, Sachs admitted: "Blimey, that is a bit of a surprise. One would question the reasons when it comes so quickly after what happened. I wonder how much it has to do with trying to comfort him? I don't know."

His wife Melody added: "I am amazed Ross should get rewarded with a mouth like his. Nobody is saying he hasn't got talent, but what he did was so disgusting."

Ross has already received three BAFTAs for his Friday night chatshow, last winning an award in 2007.

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