Because he is MADE OF AWESOME.
"For me, Life on Mars was about the partnership between Sam and Gene."
And this? Is why we love you.
"Me being as dark as I am, [I wanted to end on the jump.]"
Also? Cynicism about the kiss? HAHAHAHAAAAAA! Win.
He's changed his mind about the ending... which is great. I'm really kind of glad he did. (Although I often make semi-scathing remarks about 'the rainbow and the kiss', I actually really love that final scene. I know it's not actually a picture of happiness. I know it's all a lie. But it's ridiculously cute all the same. It has banter! I love banter.) I find it interesting that SJ also wanted to end there, though. I didn't know that.
It was really weird seeing Tony Jordan talk about it, but it was really cool too. He's put on tonnes of weight, since I last saw him (in that short "making of" done in 2006... which, I guess, was two years ago now...) I only recognised him because of his voice.
And Cilla! I haven't seen Cilla for yonks. She's looking fab.