Sachs thanks Brand for boosting his career with prank sex call

May 5th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 5 (ANI): Andrew Sachs has expressed his gratitude to Russell Brand for his radio-prank sex call because the scandal boosted his career.

The 78-year-old had been due to be a phone-in guest on a late-night radio show with RJ Brand and DJ Jonathan Ross.

On being unavailable, he had received four messages on his home phone from the pair claiming the former had slept with his granddaughter, Georgina Baillie.

The October incident, in which Brand spoke of his prior sexual relationship with the goth-styled model while Ross passed lewd comments, had led to a record number of complaints and criticism resulting in the suspension of both presenters from their positions at the BBC Radio 2.

And Sachs has now thanked the two for bringing his profile back to the limelight with the row.

“I came out of it very well. My profile’s up. Great! They did me good. Thank you very much,” the Daily Star quoted him as saying. (ANI)

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