The comedian is tired of being quizzed about his marriage split
Russell, 37, was prepared to chat about new film Rock Of Ages but not his failed marriage.
The comedian’s mum Barbara, 65, was in the audience during the recording and he knew the subject would upset her.
‘My mum is here. She got upset when you dragged up my marriage,’ Russell told Graham, 49.
‘I saw her cry, Graham. That’s the reality because it’s real people, Graham, that’s my real mum.
‘I have come here to promote a film and you made my mum cry. I don’t see you as that sort of person, Graham.’
Graham apologised, but explained that as Katy had been on his show a week earlier, ‘it would have been weird’ not to mention her.
‘What I would have done, mate, in your position is come up to me before the show and gone: “Eh, listen, it’s a bit odd your ex-missus was on last week. I might mention it, is that OK?”,’ Russell responded, but some of the spat wasn’t broadcast.
The comedian announced in December 2011 that he and 27-year-old singer Katy were divorcing after 14 months of marriage.
Russell says he’s now single but having fun dating – and would consider walking down the aisle again.
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