The Jonathan Ross Show

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The Jonathan Ross Show
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Chat show
Written byJonathan Ross
Shaun Pye
Fraser Steele
Dawson Bros. (series 1-5)
Christine Rose (series 1–5)
Dan Swimer (series 1–5)
Jez Stevenson (series 2–)
Lee Stuart Evans (series 5–)
Directed byChris Howe
Presented byJonathan Ross
Theme music composerMark Ronson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series16
No. of episodes191 (as of 28 November 2020) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Lee Connolly
Deborah Cox (series 1–4)
Addison Cresswell (series 1–5)
Bea Ballard (series 5–)
Luke Ellis
David Najar (series 6–)
Producer(s)Pete Pitwood (series 5–8)
Dan Wickens (series 9–)
Production location(s)The London Studios (series 1–11)
Television Centre (series 12–)[1]
BBC Elstree Centre (series 14)
Editor(s)Steve Andrews
Mark Redfern (series 2–)
Production company(s)Hotsauce TV
ITV Studios
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original release3 September 2011 (2011-09-03) –
Preceded byFriday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001–2010)
External links
Official website

The Jonathan Ross Show is a British comedy chat show presented by Jonathan Ross. It was first broadcast on ITV on 3 September 2011 and airs on Saturday evenings following the conclusion of Ross' BBC One chat show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, in July 2010.


For its first eleven series, the show was filmed at The London Studios, except for one episode in 2013 which was filmed at Television Centre. In November 2011, it was announced that Ross had signed a new two-year contract to host another two series of 10 episodes and a Christmas special. A year later, the show was renewed for a fourth series to air in 2013.[2] In March 2013, Ross bemoaned his declining ratings due to a poor selection of guests, as some top celebrities seemed to prefer the atmosphere of The Graham Norton Show.[3][4] He also confirmed that series 4 had been extended and that he had signed to present one more series of 30 episodes.[5] In July 2013, despite previous announcements that the show would end in late 2013, ITV commissioned two more series to air in 2014.[6]

In May 2014, Ross stated that, as of the seventh series, the programme would be given a "shake-up" to its format to keep it fresh.[7] On 20 October 2014, ITV announced that Ross had signed a new contract to continue his show until the end of 2015, consisting of two series and a Christmas special. ITV's Director of Entertainment and Comedy, Elaine Bedell, said: "Jonathan is the king of talk shows and a valued member of the ITV family. 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."[8][9]

After much rumour and speculation over the future of the show, ITV and representatives for Ross confirmed that the show had not been axed and would return for its 11th series in the autumn of 2016, which also included a Christmas special. However, unlike previous series, there would be no episodes continuing into the new year of 2017 as Ross took a break to travel to the US. ITV's Director of Television, Kevin Lygo, said, "Jonathan Ross is very important to ITV and we look forward to the new series this autumn and the Christmas special and working with him again next year when the chat show returns in Autumn 2017".[10][11]

It was announced in May 2017 that the production of the show would move from The London Studios to the newly-refurbished Studio TC1 at Television Centre in West London.[12]

Series 16 began on 17 October 2020.[13]


The Jonathan Ross Show has broadcast sixteen series since its debut in 2011. Series 16 began on 17 October 2020.

International broadcasts[edit]

  •  Australia – Series 1 started airing on ABC1 from 9 September 2011[14] and the subsequent Christmas special screened on 24 December 2011.[15] Series 2 began on 14 January 2012.[16] Subsequent series have aired on Foxtel’s UKTV Channel usually 2 months behind UK broadcast.
  •  New Zealand – Series 1 started airing on TV One from 16 September 2011 and the third series began on ChoiceTV from December 2012.[17] The subsequent Christmas special screened on 30 December 2011.[18]
  •  Sweden – Series 1 started airing on SVT1 from 15 October 2011, from episode 6.[19] Series 2 began on 14 January 2012.[20]
  •  Ireland – In 2014, the show started airing on the Irish television channel 3e, a sister channel of Ireland's major independent channel TV3, the day after UK transmission on 3e.[21][22] Since 24 January 2015, the show now airs on UTV Ireland at the same time as the ITV broadcast on Saturday nights.[23][24]
  •  United States – As of December 2014, the show airs Saturday nights on the Cinémoi cable channel.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Jonathan Ross Show to film at BBC Television Centre".
  2. ^ Taylor, Frances (16 November 2012). "'The Jonathan Ross Show' given fourth series by ITV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  3. ^ Walker, Tim (17 May 2013). "Tight-lipped celebrities are ruining talk shows, says Alan Carr". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Jonathan Ross blasts Graham Norton over guests". York Press. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Jonathan Ross to sign new ITV deal for chat show and another Saturday night TV project". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  6. ^ Drewett, Meg (22 July 2013). "'Jonathan Ross Show' to return to ITV for two series in 2014". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  7. ^ Earp, Catherine (11 May 2014). "Jonathan Ross: 'Shake-up will keep chat show fresh'". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  8. ^ "ITV confirms new exclusive deal with Jonathan Ross and two more series of The Jonathan Ross Show for 2015". Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  9. ^ Leigh, Rob (20 October 2014). "Jonathan Ross signs ITV deal until end of 2015, guaranteeing two new series of chat show". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  10. ^ "No, Jonathan Ross's ITV talkshow hasn't been axed". Digital Spy. 8 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Jonathan Ross chat show 'on extended hiatus' amid axing rumours". London Evening Standard. 8 June 2016.
  12. ^ "BBC Studioworks confirms first studio bookings for refurbished Television Centre". BBC Studioworks. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  13. ^ "The Jonathan Ross Show Episode 1". Press Centre.
  14. ^ "ABC1 Programming Airdate: The Jonathan Ross Show (E1 S1)". ABC Television Publicity. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  15. ^ "ABC1 Programming Airdate: The Jonathan Ross Show - Christmas Special". ABC Television Publicity. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  16. ^ "ABC1 Programming Airdate: The Jonathan Ross Show (E1 S2)". ABC Television Publicity. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  17. ^ "TVNZ TV One Programming". Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  18. ^ "Throng: The Jonathan Ross Show". Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  19. ^ "SVD Kultur: Jonathan Ross pratshow till SVT". Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  20. ^ "SVT Humor: Jonathan Ross Show". SVT Online. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  21. ^ "3player - - Thursday, 01 January 1970". 3player. Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  22. ^ "3player - Specials - Wednesday, 04 June 2014". 3player. Archived from the original on 28 November 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  23. ^ "TV Guide". UTV Ireland. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  24. ^ "TV - The Jonathan Ross Show -". Retrieved 28 February 2015.

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