Russell Brand could be set to be a guest on Jonathan Ross’s chatshow on one of his final programmes.

The Press Association reports that Brand has been approached to appear on 'Friday Night with Jonathon Ross' shortly before Ross leaves the BBC at the end of his contract.

The pair were at the centre of controversy following a prank call to actor Andrew Sachs in October 2008. The resulting outcry from the public led to Brand quitting his BBC Radio 2 show and Ross being suspended from the BBC for several months. The then station controller Lesley Douglas also left the BBC after the incident.

A BBC spokeswoman said of a potential appearance by Brand: "This is speculation at the moment.

"His name might be one of the names on the list but the show will not be booked until much nearer the time."