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Jonathan Ross' talk show shelved by ITV after disappointing ratings


Jonathan Ross is a man of many words, but this is set to change now his chat show has ben shelved by ITV.

The TV presenter has had his talk show rested following a run of disappointing ratings.

It means Wossy will have to chat to the A-listers at his annual Halloween bash instead of the small screen.

A source told The Sun said: “There’s no doubting Jonathan is one of telly’s best chat show hosts, but his series is really struggling.


“When a show is rested, that usually means a broadcaster is hoping they can find something better to replace it and that certainly seems the case here.”

Daily Star Online has contacted a representative of ITV for comment.

The most recent episode of The Jonathan Ross show, which featured singer Jason Derulo and actress Rebel Wilson, pulled in just 1.2million viewers.

In contrast, Graham Norton attracted 2.6million the previous night with Hugh Grant on the red sofa.

It has been reported that the quality of guests on Jonathan’s show have paled in comparison to Graham’s Hollywood A-listers, which is a factor in the ratings slip.

The talk show often attracts big names such as Danny Dyer

The latest series is the 15th that Jonathan has presented on ITV since he moved from BBC1 in 2010.

There was no spring series in 2018 but it returned in 2019.

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Fans will soon see Jonathan as a celebrity detective on The Masked Singer alongside Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Ken Jeong.

Fans will be disappointed to find out Jonathan’s talk show has been rested by ITV

The show will see the famous faces guess the celebrity behind the costume.

Speaking at The Masked Singer screening last week, Jonathan said: “I throughly enjoying being on The Masked Singer.

“I watched the other versions in Korea and the states and I couldn’t wait to join the show.”

The Masked Singer airs on ITV on January 4.





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