Jonathan Ross lines up Prince Harry

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 August 2010
Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross is hoping Prince Harry will be the first guest on his new ITV1 chat show when it launches later this year

Jonathan Ross is hoping Prince Harry will be the first guest on his new chat show.

The legendary presenter is lining up the 25-year-old royal for the ITV programme which will launch later this year.

But he has been warned by TV bosses that swearing and any form of innuendo - which Ross is famed for - will be strictly off limits during a chat with the royal.

Instead, his Hot Sauce production company will carry all liability for his on-air behaviour.

The talk show host will also be banned from talking about Harry's on-off relationship with 24-year-old Chelsy Davy and the time he wore a controversial Nazi uniform at a fancy dress party.

A senior ITV executive told the Daily Star newspaper: "Clearly Jonathan is very excited about this. He knows what's at stake here. The first show is going to be very special.

"Prince Harry will be the only guest. There was no way we were having him play second fiddle to a television celebrity."

Ross left the BBC last month after quitting following a row over obscene phone calls made on his radio show with Russell Brand.

He had been with the channel for 10 years and his 'Friday Night with Jonathan Ross' TV show and Radio 2 daytime slot had become famous for his controversial comments and smutty conversations with celebrity guests.

His new ITV show - which will run for 13 weeks - is due to start shortly before Christmas and run for 13 weeks, and a deal to secure Prince Harry for the launch show is expected to be signed over the next fortnight.

The news comes shortly after Harry was announced as the co-host of a new reality TV show with DJ Goldie on BBC2.

Prince Charles' youngest son has signed up for the programme which will inspire young people from tough backgrounds to get involved in the music industry.

It will end with a concert at Buckingham Palace hosted by the prince in October.

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