Jonathan Ross quits BBC

Controversial BBC presenter Jonathan Ross, who has attracted criticism for his high salary and the furore involving a phone prank played on actor Andrew Sachs, is to quit the corporation.

Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross

Ross was catapulted into the headlines when he appeared on comedian Russell Brand’s radio show and made a prank call to Sachs’ grand-daughter. He was also at the centre of the row over high salaried BBC employees for his estimated £6m a year, three year deal.

His departure will create a headache for the BBC as his BBC 1 show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross is one of the lynchpins of its schedule. He also hosts a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2 and a film review programme.

An announcement from the BBC is expected shortly. It’s not yet known if Ross is jumping ship to another broadcaster

The BBC revealed yesterday that it is to hold a statutory review of its advertising agency roster.


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