During the interview, Bailey recounted his auditions for the part of Gimli the dwarf. He revealed that he made it to the final four for the role, but ultimately lost out to John Rhys-Davies, who brought the character to life with a Welsh accent. Bailey humorously mentioned that he auditioned with a West country accent, which ultimately wasn’t what the casting directors were looking for.

Despite not getting the role, Bailey couldn’t help but share his joy at seeing the finished film. To his surprise, many of the hobbits in the movie had West country accents, and he couldn’t help but poke fun at the situation, jokingly impersonating the characters with his signature humor.

Bailey, who has been a fan-favorite comedian for years, also discussed his experiences in the entertainment industry. He spoke about his stand-up comedy career, his popular show “Black Books,” and his nomination for the prestigious Perrier Award in 1996. With his unique look and comedic talents, Bailey has garnered attention and even received interesting reviews describing him as a “bonsai meatloaf” and a “medieval roadie.”

In addition to his comedic endeavors, Bailey is also known for his one-man shows, where he explores various subjects, including mythology and religion. His shows take audiences on an informative and entertaining journey through different cultures, as he shares his experiences from his travels around the world.

During the interview, Bailey also shared some personal news that he and his partner are expecting a baby. He humorously mentioned that they have been preparing their home for the baby by crawling around on their hands and knees to ensure that it is child-proofed. Bailey, who is known for his love of animals, also mentioned his two pet cockatoos, Yakko and Mali, and their high level of intelligence.

Overall, Bailey’s appearance on “Friday Night With Jonathan Ross” was yet another testament to his wit and talent. With his unique brand of comedy and fascinating anecdotes, Bailey continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Fans can look forward to seeing more of his comedic genius in the future, both on stage and on the big screen.