Jonathan Ross lands new radio job 15 years after scandal that saw him axed from the air | The Sun
JONATHAN Ross has landed a new radio job 15 years after the scandal that saw him axed from the air.
The 62-year-old star is set to join Classic FM as the new host of the blockbuster film music programme, which is named Saturday Night At The Movies.
Discussing his brand new role, Jonathan said: “'I'm thrilled to be joining the Classic FM family.
“My love of films has been well documented, but my love of film scores is an even greater passion and I'm very much looking forward to sharing that with the listeners.
“If you love film scores and want to revisit the classics, as well as have me share a few of the more obscure delights from my vast collection, then I hope you'll make it a date to join me at the movies on Classic FM every Saturday evening.”
Jonathan will be on the Classical FM show from 7pm to 9pm every Saturday, with his first show being an Oscars special.
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The star joins a huge line-up of names who present on Classical FM, including Alan Titchmarsh, Andrew Marr, Margherita Taylor, Charlotte Hawkins, Myleene Klass and Alexander Armstrong.
And it’s an exciting time to be on the show, with Classical FM marking 20 years of broadcasting a weekly programme dedicated to movie music this year.
Jonathan’s new radio gig is his first in 15 years after a scandal that saw him axed.
He was launched into the spotlight when he hosted The Last Resort With Jonathan Ross in 1987.
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He then moved to radio but was suspended in 2008 following Sachsgate where he and Russell Brand prank called actor Andrew Sachs and left a series of lewd messages on his answering machine.
The star is best known for presenting the BBC1 chat show Friday Night With Jonathan Ross during the 2000s and went on to host The Jonathan Ross show on ITV.
The host tried his hand at being a judge, appearing on the four-person panel on ITV's The Masked Singer, currently sharing the task with Davina McCall, Mo Gilligan and Rita Ora.
The show has become a huge hit with viewers, making it a Saturday evening regular.
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