BBC Won’t Replace Woss Until 2011
Despite our attempt to help the Beeb search for a replacement for their no.1 chatshow host Jonathan Ross, it seems the corporation will delay instating his successor until next year – at least six months after he departs.
According to The Sun, bosses are planning to use the 10.35 slot to broadcast Rob Brydon’s Would I Lie To You? and yet more Live From the Apollo in an attempt to create distance between Ross and his replacement.
The BBC are obviously fearful of leaving their cut-price newbie open to harsh comparisons by fans of the current presenter who was eventually forced out after his role in that answerphone message.
“Executives aren’t planning to rush to fill Jonathan Ross’s chatshow as soon as he leaves,” an insider said.
“They want some time to pass between the end of his show and the launch of a new series. Things need to settle down first. They are not planning another chatshow until at least the New Year.”