TV Presenter and chat show host Jonathan Ross is a triple BAFTA Award-winning English film critic and presenter of radio and television. Working extensively with the BBC, Ross has presented The Film programme since 1997, his own chat show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross since 2001, and a radio show on BBC Radio 2 beginning in 1999.
After leaving the BBC, Ross then began hosting a new chat show on ITV The Jonathan Ross Show
He also appeared for years as a panelist on They Think It’s All Over and was the annual host of the British Comedy Awards from 1991-2007, broadcast on ITV.
Ross began his television career as a programme researcher, before débuting as a television presenter for The Last Resort with Jonathan Rosson Channel 4 in 1987. 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. In 1999, Ross took over presenting the Film programme from Barry Norman, and also began presenting his own radio show, while two years later he began hosting Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. For the chat show, Ross won three BAFTA awards for Best Entertainment Performance, in 2004, 2006 and 2007. By 2006 Ross was believed to be the BBC’s highest paid star. In 2005,In 2005, Ross was awarded the OBE for services to broadcasting