Jonathan Ross Gets Adam Lambert To Discuss Simon Cowell’s Tongue

Robbie Daw | May 10, 2010 - 11:31 am

One TV show Adam Lambert doesn’t have to mind his Ps and Qs on is Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. The Glam One was a guest on Friday’s episode of the UK program and discussed everything from being “a porker” in high school (“I was eating my feelings. Lots of emotional eating—lots of fast food, lots of burgers and things.”) to the difficulties of coming out at a young age (“I didn’t know anyone else gay. I did have liberal parents who were really cool, but it was hard.”) Ross then went for the comedy gold and asked Adam, “What’s it like being on the receiving end of Simon [Cowell]’s wicked tongue?” Watch below, and be sure to catch the very end, where Lambert sings a few lines of “Whataya Want From Me” a cappella (just like this kid).

Adam also discussed the American Music Awards controversy, where the American Idol runner-up kissed a male member of his band during his televised performance last November. “Some members of the American audience that watched the show felt that it was distasteful, ’cause they think that gay is wrong,” Lambert said.

With an image of Madonna kissing Britney Spears at the 2003 MTV VMAs projected on the wall, Jonathan Ross pointed out the obvious double standard. “That’s been absorbed in the culture, and now they’re saying that was six years ago,” the host said. “But still, if it’s a guy kissing a guy they have a problem with it.”

Good stuff. And it’s great to see UK TV personalties readily accepting and joking around with Adam, rather than the ones here who treated him like he’s was some ticking timebomb following the AMAs.