Claudia Schiffer says she turned down £1 million date

Claudia Schiffer says she turned down £1 million date

LONDON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Claudia Schiffer tells "The Johnathan Ross Show" that an Arab prince once offered her £1 million for a date -- and she turned it down.
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Sandra Bullock raps on 'The Jonathan Ross Show'

Sandra Bullock raps on 'The Jonathan Ross Show'

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock performed the 1979 hip-hop anthem "Rapper's Delight" during a weekend appearance on Britain's "Jonathan Ross Show."

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McKellen to officiate Stewart's wedding to Ozell

McKellen to officiate Stewart's wedding to Ozell

LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- Ian McKellen says he plans to officiate at the upcoming wedding of fellow British actor Patrick Stewart and his bride-to-be, jazz singer Sunny Ozell.

Jonathan Ross inks deal with ITV

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- British comedian Jonathan Ross has signed on to star in a new chat show for ITV, starting late next year, the network announced.

Ross says he's eager to leave BBC

LONDON, April 12 (UPI) -- British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross says he is eager for his contract with the BBC to end in July.

'Idol' producer eyeing Ross for U.S. work

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- "American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe says British TV personality Jonathan Ross should try to get a job in the United States.

Jonathan Ross leaving the BBC

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- British television and radio star Jonathan Ross has announced he will leave the BBC when his contract expires in June.
Williams to perform with Take That

Williams to perform with Take That

LONDON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- British pop star Robbie Williams has confirmed he plans to rejoin the group Take That for an upcoming performance.
Britain's Ross to interview Streisand

Britain's Ross to interview Streisand

LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. pop singer Barbra Streisand has agreed to be interviewed by British television personality Jonathan Ross, the BBC said.

Ross's radio show now pre-recorded

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- Jonathan Ross's British radio show is now being pre-recorded, the BBC said.

TV host Ross to join Brand for broadcast

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand said Sunday his attempted radio comeback will include an appearance by TV host Jonathan Ross.
BBC fined $220,000 for Ross on-air prank

BBC fined $220,000 for Ross on-air prank

LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- England's broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has fined the BBC $220,000 for Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross's infamous on-air prank call to actor Andrew Sachs.

Ross shortlisted for BAFTA after scandal

LONDON, March 25 (UPI) -- British TV and radio personality Jonathan Ross, who was suspended for a widely criticized on-air prank, has been shortlisted for a BAFTA award.

Ross's return to BBC watched by 5 million

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- More than 5 million people tuned in to watch Jonathan Ross's return to TV following his three-month suspension by the BBC, the British network reported.
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Jonathan Stephen Ross OBE (born 17 November 1960) is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting the BBC One chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross from 2001 until he left the BBC in 2010. Ross is to host a new chat show on ITV1 from 2011. Ross also hosted his own radio show on BBC Radio 2, and acted as a film critic and presenter of The Film Programme. Other regular roles have included being a regular panellist on the comedy sports quiz They Think It's All Over from 1999 to 2006, and presenting the annual British Comedy Awards from 1991 to 2007, and 2009 onwards.

Ross began his television career as a programme researcher, before débuting as a television presenter for The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross on Channel 4 in 1987. Over the next decade he had several radio and television roles, many through his own production company, Channel X. In 1995 he sold his stake in Channel X, and embarked on a career with the BBC. In 1999, Ross took over presenting The Film Programme from Barry Norman, and also began presenting his own radio show, while two years later he began hosting Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. For the chat show, Ross won three British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards for Best Entertainment Performance, in 2004, 2006 and 2007. By 2006 Ross was believed to be the BBC's highest paid star. In 2005, Ross was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to broadcasting. Ross has a boldness in presenting, which some would consider often risqué, and as a result, he has sometimes been surrounded by controversy. As a result, in 2008 he wrote a semi-autobiographical work titled Why Do I Say These Things?, detailing some of his life experiences.

Ross has been married to the author, journalist and broadcaster Jane Goldman since 1988; they have three children. Ross and Goldman have together established the television production company Hotsauce TV. Ross is known as an avid fan and collector of comic books and memorabilia, and has written his own comic book, Turf. Ross is known for his distinctive voice, flamboyant style of dress, and his light-hearted banter. He is also known for his characteristic difficulty in pronouncing the sound 'r' (rhotacism).

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