Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie will visit Charles Moore in prison if the Daily Telegraph commentator is jailed for refusing to pay his television licence in protest at the BBC continuing to employ Jonathan Ross.
MacKenzie made the pledge direct to Moore in a two-way interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning. Moore muttered his gratitude to MacKenzie and stood by his decision not to pay the licence fee despite Ross's apology at the beginning of his show last night.
He described Ross as "an oaf".
MacKenzie was more forgiving but warned if Ross dropped another "clanger" in the next year he would out of the BBC at "200 miles per hour".