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Jonathan Ross

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Jonathan Ross

English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting the BBC One chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross during the 2000s add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1960.

Countries: United Kingdom (81%), Ireland (6%), United States (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Andrew Sachs, Claudia Winkleman, Russell Brand

Linked to: Twitter, Children's Party at the Palace, Conservative Party, Leyton Sixth Form College




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Jonathan Ross was born in 1960 add something


"'Jonathan Stephen Ross"' OBE is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting the BBC One chat show "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" during the 2000s add something


His first, for the breakfast cereal Kellogg's Rice Krispies, gave him his television debut in 1970, when he was 10 years old add something


He was a regular at London 's "Blitz" club during the early 1980s add something


Kathy Burke - Early TV work included regular appearances on the chat show "The Last Resort" hosted by Jonathan Ross on UK Channel 4 in the early 1980s, playing the characters 'Tina Bishop' and 'Perry the Pre-pubscent Schoolboy"


It is believed his first appearance on television was as an extra in the 1981 "It Ain't Half Hot, Mum" episode, "The Last Roll Call" add something


Fanny Cradock - Her final BBC appearance was on "Wogan" in 1986, and her final television appearance was on "The Last Resort" with Jonathan Ross in 1987


Ross began his television career as a programme researcher, before débuting as a television presenter for "The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross" on Channel 4 in 1987 add something


Ross' first radio work was on BBC Radio 1 in 1987, when he sat in for Janice Long for two weeks add something


Whilst on "Solid Soul", he met fellow researcher Alan Marke, and the two devised what would prove to be a breakthrough hit for Ross in 1987, "The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross" add something


Ross was not originally slated as the show's host, but with little time to find one Jonathan Ross stepped in and made his debut on the show in January 1987 add something


Ross has been married to the author, journalist and broadcaster Jane Goldman since 1988; they have three children add something


Jane Goldman - She first became romantically involved with TV presenter Jonathan Ross when she was a 16-year-old pop columnist for the "Daily Star" newspaper, and married him in 1988, when she was 18


In 1989, he co-presented the biennial BBC charity telethon "Comic Relief", the same year he launched "One Hour with Jonathan Ross" a short lived chat show on Channel 4, most notable for the game show segment "Knock down ginger" which introduced comedians such as Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson to television add something


Ross has appeared in numerous television entertainment programmes on several channels throughout the 1990s and 2000s add something


In 1991, he presented the annual "British Comedy awards" on ITV add something


Kim West - In 1992 West was asked by Jonathan Ross in a television interview if women would be wearing latex to the supermarket by the time she was 60, she replied confidently "Absolutely"


In 1993, he was the narrator for "FIA Formula One 1993 Season Review" video add something


Steve Coogan - Calf first came to wider public notice in 1993, with several appearances on "Saturday Zoo", a late-night variety show presented by Jonathan Ross on Channel 4


In 1995 he left Channel X, despite its profitable nature add something


In 1995 he presented "Mondo Rosso", a programme about old "cult" films add something


Over the next decade he had several radio and television roles, many through his own production company, Channel X. In 1995 he sold his stake in Channel X, and embarked on a career with the BBC add something


He took over presenting of the Film programme, the BBC's long-running cinema review series, in 1999 after Barry Norman left the show add something


In 1999, Ross took over presenting the "Film" programme from Barry Norman, and began presenting his own radio show, while two years later he began hosting "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" add something


Ross began presenting a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2 in 1999 add something


Danny Baker - After leaving Talk Radio, he joined Virgin Radio in early 1999, taking over from Jonathan Ross on Sundays from 10am-1pm


In 2001 he voiced characters in two episodes of the animated comedy series "Rex the Runt" add something


On 2 November 2001, Ross began presenting his chat show "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" add something


Paul O'Grady - O'Grady made his radio debut on 12 April 2003, when he stood in for Jonathan Ross to present the Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2


For the chat show, Ross won three British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards for Best Entertainment Performance, in 2004, 2006 and 2007 add something


In 2005, Ross anchored the BBC television coverage of the Live 8 concerts add something


In 2005, Ross was made an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting add something


In 2005, Ross was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to broadcasting add something


Ardal O'Hanlon - He appeared in the 2005 BBC One sitcom "Blessed", written by Ben Elton; at the 2005 British Comedy Awards, it was publicly slated by Jonathan Ross, albeit in jest


By 2006 Ross was believed to be the BBC's highest paid star add something


In 2006, Ross was criticised when he made a joke against Heather Mills, soon after she and Paul McCartney announced they were to divorce add something


In the 30 October episode of "Film 2006", Ross claimed that he had appeared as an extra in the 1981 film 'The Rise and Fall of Idi Amin', as an Israeli soldier raiding Entebbe Airport add something


In January 2006 he presented "Jonathan Ross' Asian Invasion", broadcast on BBC Four add something


In April 2006, Ross, along with other BBC personalities, had details of his fees leaked to the tabloid press add something


In June 2006, a bidding war was sparked between BBC and other broadcasters for Ross' services add something


In June 2006, when Conservative Party leader David Cameron appeared on "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross", Ross began a line of questioning relating to Conservative ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, culminating in the question "Did you or did you not have a wank thinking of Margaret Thatcher-" add something


On 21 June 2006 Ross was made a Fellow of University College London, where he studied add something


On 25 June 2006, he performed at the Children's Party at the Palace for the Queen's 80th birthday add something


In August 2006, Ross was enlisted to ask the first question since the transition from beta for the Yahoo Answers in UK and Ireland add something


Ricky Gervais - A second series began on 14 September 2006 in the UK and featured appearances by Daniel Radcliffe, Dame Diana Rigg, Orlando Bloom, Sir Ian McKellen, Chris Martin, Keith Chegwin, Robert Lindsay, Warwick Davis, Ronnie Corbett, Stephen Fry, Richard Briers, Patricia Potter, Sophia Myles, Moira Stuart, David Bowie, Kate Winslet, Robert De Niro and Jonathan Ross


On 16 March 2007, Ross hosted Comic Relief 2007 alongside Fearne Cotton and Lenny Henry add something


On 7 July 2007 Ross presented at the Live Earth concert add something


Starting on 10 September 2007 he presented the BBC Four series "Comics Britannia", about the history of the British comic add something


On 5 December 2007, Ross joked at the "British Comedy awards" that his salary meant that he was "apparently worth 1,000 BBC journalists" add something


Tracy-Ann Oberman - Oberman has appeared as a guest reviewer on an episode of "Film 2007" with Jonathan Ross, as a contestant on a "Doctor Who" special of "The Weakest Link"


As a result, in 2008 he wrote a semi-autobiographical work titled "Why Do I Say These Things-", detailing some of his life experiences add something


He has presented the event each year since, but in 2008 announced he would be stepping down from the role following his suspension from the BBC. In 1992 he presented an interview with Madonna about her "Erotica" album and "Sex Book" promotion add something


In May 2008, Ross won the Sony Gold award "Music Radio Personality of the Year" add something


On 3 August 2008, on BBC1, he hosted "Jonathan Ross Salutes Dad's Army" add something


Following a guest appearance by Ross on "The Russell Brand Show" broadcast on 18 October 2008, Ross was suspended for 12 weeks without pay by the BBC on 29 October, after a series of answer phone messages were left for 78-year-old actor Andrew Sachs regarding Sachs' granddaughter Georgina Baillie, by Russell Brand and Ross, which were broadcast on the pre-recorded show add something


On 21 November 2008, the BBC Trust said that the phone calls were a "deplorable intrusion with no editorial justification" add something


Russell Brand - In an episode of the show broadcast on 2008, Brand and fellow Radio 2 DJ Jonathan Ross made a series of phone calls to actor Andrew Sachs that crudely discussed Sachs' granddaughter


Christopher Eccleston - Eccleston appeared on the BBC Four World Cinema *award show in February 2008, arguing the merits of five international hits such as "The Lives of Others" and "Pan's Labyrinth" with Jonathan Ross and Archie Panjabi


Archie Panjabi - Panjabi appeared on the BBC Four "World Cinema *award" show in February 2008, arguing the merits of five international hits such as "The Lives of Others" and "Pan's Labyrinth" with Jonathan Ross and Christopher Eccleston


Andrew Sachs - On 25 October 2008, the BBC apologised to Sachs and his agent following criticism that Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross had made several obscene phone calls to him during an episode of "The Russell Brand Show" recorded on 16 October and broadcast two days later, on which Sachs had agreed to appear


Angus Deayton - He presented the 2008 British Comedy Awards on 6 December 2008, after regular host Jonathan Ross stepped down because of the controversy surrounding the Russell Brand Show prank telephone calls row


Ross has attended a fund raiser for the James Randi Educational Foundation called "The Amazing Meeting" in London in 2009 and 2010 add something


He returned to work in January, and the first episode of a new series of "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross" with guests Tom Cruise, Stephen Fry and Lee Evans, and music from Franz Ferdinand, was broadcast on 23 January 2009 add something


From 23 May 2009, Ross' BBC Radio 2 show was pre-recorded 24 hours before broadcast add something


Catherine Tate - On 11 April 2009, 26 December 2009 and 30 January 2010, Tate with David Tennant guest hosted Jonathan Ross' BBC Radio 2 show


Spandau Ballet - They gave their "first public performance and interview anywhere in the world for 19 years" on Jonathan Ross's BBC television show "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" on 24 April 2009


Robbie Williams - In November 2009, Williams announced to Jonathan Ross that he was 'in love' with Field


In 2010, Ross took part in "Channel 4's Comedy Gala", a benefit show held in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, filmed live at the O2 Arena in London on 30 March add something


Ross became the highest paid television personality in Britain, when a new BBC contract secured his services until 2010, for a reported £18 million add something


Ross has even co-owned a comic shop in London with Paul Gambaccini and released "Turf", his first comic book, in 2010, with American artist Tommy Lee Edwards add something


On 7 January 2010, Ross confirmed that he would leave the BBC in July 2010, having decided not to renegotiate his contract add something


When interviewing Colin Farrell on "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" on 19 February 2010, Ross claimed not to have consumed alcohol for ten years add something


Ross last appeared on the film programme in Episode 10 of "Film 2010 with Jonathan Ross" aired on 17 March 2010 add something


After Kermode publicly ruled himself out on 26 March, Claudia Winkleman was announced 30 March 2010 as his replacement as host of "the Film programme", who was to host Film 2010 from September 2010 add something


On 7 April 2010, Ross's first comic book was published add something


Ross's final "Friday Night" chat show episode aired on 16 July 2010, with David Beckham, Jackie Chan, Mickey Rourke, and Roxy Music as guests add something


Ross' show on Radio 2 last aired on 17 July 2010 when his contract at the BBC ended add something


Patrick Kielty initially took over Ross' Radio 2 slot from 24 July 2010 after which Graham Norton took over permanently add something


At a book signing event in Central London in September 2010, Ross stated that as a youngster he went to school in Leyton and supports Leyton Orient F.C. add something


On 14 December 2010, Jonathan Ross announced his creative partnership with CineMoi, the UK's first and only independent French film channel add something


Graham Norton - Previously shown on BBC Two, it took the prestigious Friday night slot on BBC One from Jonathan Ross in 2010


Claudia Winkleman - On 29 March 2010, Winkleman was named as one of the new co-presenters of "The Film Programme", replacing Jonathan Ross


Mark Millar - Millar announced a new British comics magazine anthology in early May 2010 to be launched in September with the name "CLiNT", which would feature a sequel to "Kick-Ass", as well as work from Jonathan Ross and Frankie Boyle


Graham Norton - On 2 October 2010, he began his weekly BBC Radio 2 Saturday show taking over from Jonathan Ross


On 6 June 2011, it was announced that Ross's beloved pug Mr Pickle had been killed in an accident on board a train while Ross was filming a new travelogue show for ITV add something


Ross's new chat show "The Jonathan Ross Show" began on 3 September 2011 on ITV1, drawing an audience of 4,3m viewers, compared to the 4,6m for his finale on the BBC show add something


Rolling in the Deep - A cover by metalcore band Amyst was played to Adele by Jonathan Ross on his TV show in September 2011, to a poor reception from Adele, who along with Ross dismissed it as "screamo"


Ross will host a panel show from 2012 called "Trending Topics" for ITV. The show will involve the social-network site Twitter add something


On 21 January 2012, Jonathan Ross made a number of transphobic comments on "The Jonathan Ross Show", regarding the news that a Thai airline would be adding transgender people to its flight attendant staff add something


However, on his "The Jonathan Ross Show" which aired in ITV1 on 23 February 2013, Ross drank five shots of tequila with Justin Timberlake add something


In October 2013 Ross was hired by Xbox to help promote the brand add something


David Tennant - On 5 January 2013, Jonathan Ross announced on Tennant's behalf, during an interview with Tennant, that Moffett was pregnant for the third time


He took over presenting of the Film programme, the BBC's long-running cinema review series, in 1999 after Barry Norman left the show add something


In August 2014, he returned to Radio 2 as a stand-in presenter on Steve Wright's afternoon show for four days add something


On Monday 20 October 2014, it was announced by ITV that Jonathan had signed a new contract with ITV. The new contract will see him present two more series of his chatshow along with a Christmas Special on ITV in 2015 add something


Tracy-Ann Oberman - Doctor Who - Oberman has appeared as a guest reviewer on an episode of "Film 2007" with Jonathan Ross, as a contestant on a "Doctor Who" special of "The Weakest Link"


He continues to attract the biggest names in showbiz onto his sofa and I am delighted that he will remain on the channel until at least the end of 2015 add something


Jonathan Ross said: "I've been lucky enough to interview some of the biggest stars around on The Jonathan Ross Show and I'm delighted that I'll continue to do so for ITV until at least the end of 2015 with two series booked for the channel for next year add something


Claudia Winkleman - In 2015, she appeared on The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz with Russell Brand, Noel Fielding, Jonathan Ross, Warwick_Davis and Jack Whitehall


Sarah Brown (wife of Gordon Brown) - In February 2015, it was announced that Sarah Brown would be competing in a second Comic Relief special edition of the The Great British Bake Off, the BAFTA *award-winning BBC TV show, alongside David Mitchell, Jameela Jamil, Michael Sheen, Zoella, Jonathan Ross, Joanna_Lumley, Jennifer Saunders, Alexa Chung, Victoria Wood, Kayvan Novak, Dame Edna Everage, Chris Moyles, Gok Wan, Abbey Clancy and Lulu, with the Guardian describing the lineup as a "cause for celebration"


In February 2016 Ross returned to Radio 2 on a regular basis to present the Friday night arts show for a ten week run add something


Since April 2017, Ross has been a team captain along with Frank Skinner on the ITV panel show, "Don't Ask Me Ask Britain" add something


In December 2017, Ross presented "Guess the Star", a one-off special for ITV. add something


From January 11 2018, Anneka Rice took over the arts show add something


From January 11, 2018, Anneka Rice took over the arts show add something