Comedian excited about new deal

Jonathan Ross has signed a deal with ITV to present his own chat show.

The new prime-time programme will launch late next year.

‘I am thrilled and excited that after a short break I will be rolling up my sleeves and creating a brand new show for ITV1,’ says Jonathan in a statement.

‘I have worked successfully with most of the key figures at the network in the past and cannot wait to get back on screen with a fast, funny and unpredictable new talk show.’

Jonathan, 49, announced in January that he would not be renewing his contract with the BBC.

The final episode of his Friday Night With Jonathan Ross show will air on 16 July and David Beckham and Jackie Chan will be among the guests.

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