Andrew Sachs’ granddaughter Georgina Baillie has called for Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross to be reinstated.

The 23-year-old said Radio 2 DJ Brand’s resignation and Ross’s three month suspension without pay was ‘out of proportion’ with their offence, although initially she said they should ‘pay with their jobs’ for the obscene prank phone calls to her grandfather.

She told broadcaster Five in her first TV interview: “I was really angry when I said I wanted them both to be fired, but I think the suspension was good enough. So I’m feeling a bit gutted, really, about the whole thing.

“I think it’s way out of proportion what’s happened, and I don’t hate either of them, I don’t at all. I think they’re really talented comedians and I think a world without Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand would be a very sad, dull place.

“You know I think Russell needs to learn a few lessons about respecting women, definitely, and maybe Jonathan Ross could maybe think before he speaks in the future. I don’t have any harder feeling than that.”

She added: “I want to keep performing with my dance troupe. And all these modelling offers have come through which is quite interesting. I thought about doing modelling a few years ago, but was told I was a bit too chunky for that. Now all of a sudden I’m not, so that’s great.”