Ruby Wax set to look back at her most infamous 90s interviews

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Ruby Wax set to look back at her most infamous 90s interviews

The comedian's most "extraordinary" meetings with Pamela Anderson, Imelda Marcos, OJ Simpson, - and Donald Trump - will feature in BBC Two show, Ruby Wax Meets Again...

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Ruby Wax Meets Again. Credit: Phil Summers
Ruby Wax Meets Again. Credit: Phil Summers

Ruby Wax will take a wry look back at some of her most “extraordinary” interviews of the 1990s with famous – and infamous – personalities in a new three-part series for BBC Two.

Before social media and reality television and with the cameras always turned on, the American-British actress and comedian interviewed a who’s who of 90s stardom, including Grace Jones, Pamela Anderson, Roseanne Barr, Evander Holyfield, Carrie Fisher, Imelda Marcos, OJ Simpson, Sharon Stone, Tom Hanks, Madonna, the Spice Girls and one particularly memorable encounter with a future US president and his new girlfriend – Donald Trump and Melania.

But how did Wax secure such an unrivalled guest list and get them to play along in such a revealing, unguarded and, at times, jaw-dropping way?

More than 25 years have since passed, and not only have the shows never been repeated, but Wax herself has never watched them back. 

Executive producer Clive Tulloh says: “We are thrilled to be looking back at Ruby’s interviews with her for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer; the guest list is extraordinary and they are even more revealing 25 years later. There has been no interviewer like Ruby Wax before or since.”

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