Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV recording): BBC Television Centre, London, 2005, 2007, 2008
The Jonathan Ross Show (TV recording): ITV Studios, London, 2011, 2012, 2013
The Last Leg (TV recording): Television Centre, London, 2023

Chat show host Jonathan Ross has been on TV since 1987 when The Last Resort aired on Channel 4.  He then moved to the BBC to host Friday Night with Jonathan Ross from 2000 to 2011 and then to ITV to host The Jonathan Ross Show from 2011 to the present day.  I have been to many recordings over the years of the BBC and ITV shows.

Both the BBC and ITV shows featured Ross’ own inspired take on current topics of conversation followed by guest interviews (with stand-up comedians, film stars, sports stars and other celebrities, (usually three per show and finally live music from either a guest music group or his house band.

The longevity of his shows are testament to what a quick witted and good interviewer he is.  Ross is very sharp with quips (sometimes getting him into trouble so much so that he was forced to change TV channels to continue his broadcasting career).  When I attended the recordings, they sometimes were extremely long, and Ross’ talents kept the audience enthused and free from boredom between takes.

Ross was a great guest on the first episode of a new series of Channel 4’s The Last Leg, that I watched being recorded in June 2023.  If Ross hadn’t been a great chat show host, I imagine he would have made a great comedian.

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