The Jonathan Ross Show made its premiere on ITV1 last night. Guests on the opening show were Sarah Jessica Parker, Lewis Hamilton and Adele.
The new talk show followed a very similar format to his old BBC1 show Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. So much so that certain reviewers are describing it as the same show but with adverts.
It’s a very traditional talk show and still features the backstage “green room” area where guests wait and are shown on a TV screen.
After one guest is interviewed they return to the “green room” area – the same as his old BBC1 show worked (not like The Graham Norton Show where the guest normally stays out when the next one is interviewed.
The set for the show looks very American-esque and reminded me a lot of the sets for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Conan.
The new theme tune was produced by Mark Ronson and featured trumpets and orchestral sounds – again, similar to the theme tunes for The Tonight Show, Late Night and Conan in the US.
An ITV1 repeat will air on Thursday 10.35pm and a further repeat will air on ITV2 on Friday at 11.40pm.
The full show is available to watch on ITV Player and there are a couple of exclusive online clips they couldn’t fit into the show: