Jonathan Ross has been speaking to The Sun about his ITV chat show, and has revealed that when it returns later this year there will be a shake-up to the programme.
The Jonathan Ross Show has suffered from declining ratings compared to his old BBC1 chat show Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and compared to his Friday night BBC1 successor Graham Norton.
It’s been announced the seventh series of The Jonathan Ross Show will air this year with Jonathan Ross telling The Sun “we’ll be shaking up the format of the show in October… that will be the first big shake-up in a while… we do it every six years to keep the show fresh”.
It was thought the programme was going to be cancelled by ITV in 2013 until they announced they had commissioned it for a further two series.
Some would say the decline in ratings is down to the guests booked to appear on the programme. Speaking of this, Ross told The Sun “we’re still striving to get top guests” and we should “expect a few new surprises”.
He also said “it will be a shorter run this time, so I’ll get a little time to rest”.
The Jonathan Ross Show debuted on ITV in September 2011 with the first episode attracting an audience of 4.25 million viewers – series six finished in March this year with an audience of 2.72 million.