Jonathan Ross rules out Strictly gig

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 May 2014
Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross has ruled himself out of replacing Sir Bruce Forsyth on 'Strictly Come Dancing' and says he is unlikely to return to work for the BBC

Jonathan Ross won't host 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The chat show host has ruled himself out of replacing Sir Bruce Forsyth on the BBC ballroom dancing competition following his involvement in the Andrew Sachs prank call scandal in 2008.

Jonathan, who hosted popular talk show 'Friday Night with Jonathan Ross' on BBC One until 2010, says he won't return to work for the BBC and is "happy" at ITV, where he now fronts 'The Jonathan Ross Show'.

He told Digital Spy: "That would never happen, oh come on. I'm not going to be offered it. I'm very happy at ITV. I'm an ITV person. I have no problem with the BBC, but I have no intention of going back there to host shows."

'Strictly' dancer Anton Du Beke remains a firm favourite to host the new series with Tess Daly, but he recently indicated he isn't getting his hopes up.

He told BANG Showbiz: "I just wait for the phone to ring and see what they offer me. I don't really give it any thought and then you're never disappointed. It's like all these things unfortunately - it's sort of out of my hands.

"I found that in my life as a dancer and competitor you can only control the things you are involved in. The show is the show and on it goes."

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