Jonathan Ross has signed a deal with ITV to host a chat show next year.
BBC News reports Jonathan’s new chat show will start “late next year” and Ross said he was “thrilled and excited” with the new ITV show. It will air in peak time, so this will likely mean it will be on earlier than his current 10.35pm BBC1 timeslot – perhaps 9pm. It’s not yet been confirmed which day of the week the chat show will air.
He said “I am thrilled and excited that after a short break I will be rolling up my sleeves and creating a brand new show for ITV1… I have worked successfully with most of the key figures at the network in the past and cannot wait to get back on screen with a fast, funny and unpredictable new talk show… I do have a little spare time at the beginning of 2011 though, so if England needs a temporary new manager I will consider the post seriously. Thank you”.
Jonathan’s final BBC1 episode will air on Friday 16th July, with guests including David Beckham and Mickey Rourke.