Jonathan Ross: The BBC is too cautious
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 June 2011
Jonathan Ross thinks the BBC is too ''cautious'' because they are so worried about offending viewers with controversial content
Jonathan Ross thinks the BBC is too "cautious".
The 50-year-old TV presenter - who quit his long-running chat show on BBC One 'Friday Night with Jonathan Ross' in January 2010 - thinks the broadcaster has gone "too far" because they are so worried about offending people with controversial content.
He said: "God bless 'em but they have got very cautious. I tune into Radio 2 now and I barely recognise it. It is liked it was back in the 70s again.
"I think that have gone too far because they are so worried about offending people and sure you don't want to offend people but you still need to do stuff that feels young and fresh and different. But I don't know how they go about doing that anymore."
Jonathan - whose new chat show is to launch on ITV1 later this year - explained he is thrilled to have switched channels because of the "freedom" he has been given by the broadcaster.
Speaking to Alan Carr on his 'Chatty Man' show, he added: "We've got a lot of freedom. That's one of the reasons I'm glad to be over on ITV. ITV want it to feel different to BBC.
"They said, 'We trust you, we know that you know how to do these shows, you've done them successfully for 20 odd years, and if you want to do another one come and do it over here'."