Well, that was a bit uncomfortable on Friday night. Only a bit mind. And Paloma Faith made the most of it, which was nice. 

Russell Brand is well miffed at Graham Norton for bringing up his failed marriage to Katy Perry during the show.

After the 49-year-old presenter made the query, Russell refuted the claim that the issue "just came up", saying "It did not come up, mate. You brought it up."

Talking to fellow guests Emily Blunt, 29, and 26-year-old Faith, the "comedian" added: "He upped the stakes and stabbed me in the back."

Brand then started banging on about his mum: "My mum is here. She got upset earlier when you dragged up my marriage. I saw her cry. That's reality because it's real people, Graham, that's my real mum. That's why I was a little bit embarrassed when I saw my mum crying. I came here to promote a film and you made my mum cry. I don't see you as that sort of person, Graham."

Needless to say the papers are having a field day with this, 'cause they seem to forget that most of us have been subjected to Russell Brand in some form or another, and this is a text book Russell Brand answer to summink - you know - "I'm going to try make you feel uncomfortable by taking the mickey 'n that, and the papers will go all OOOOOooooowowaaaaggh abaaaht tit."

However, he did have a face like s scorched skunk (let's not get started on the hair) for the remainder of the show, and even went so far as to drop an insult about Faith's teef when they were talking (incessantly) about blow jobs as she had the nerve to bring up his 14-month embarrassment of a marriage for a second time. That's what you get when you cock an eyebrow in Brand's direction when the subject of matching tattoos comes up. 

After the show, Brand said: "What I would have done mate is come up to me before the show and gone: 'Eh, listen. It's a bit odd that your ex-missus was on last week. I might mention it. Is that OK?' And I would have gone: 'Of course it is.' But in all of the chatting and the research, no-one mentioned it."

Graham retorted: "If I had not asked anything it would have been weird because Katy was on the show last week. That's the only reason."

And because you knew it'd get ratings, which is fair enough considering most of your show has turned into a vehicle for film trailers.