Russell Brand could be reunited with Jonathan Ross on his BBC One chat show.

Jonathan was suspended for three months without pay and Russell resigned after their last BBC appearance together during a disastrous Radio 2 show, in which the pair left lewd messages on actor Andrew Sachs’s phone.

But now the big-haired comedian is being approached to appear on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross shortly before the host leaves the corporation for good at the end of his contract.

Jonathan announced earlier this year that he was not renewing his BBC contract and he is due to end all his broadcasting commitments at the corporation in the summer.

His Friday night chat show has now begun its final run, but the BBC said on Tuesday that his guest line-up had not been finalised.

A BBC spokeswoman said of a potential appearance by Russell: “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.”

Graham Norton has been appointed to take over Jonathan’s Radio 2 show later this year and Claudia Winkleman will step in for his Film 2010 series.