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Jonathan Ross

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Jonathan Ross OBE (b. November 17, 1960, Leytonstone, United Kingdom) is a British television presenter and film critic.

Ross first became famous in the late 1980s as the presenter of The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross, a chat show owing a large debt to the style of David Letterman. He is currently the host of a chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, and of the BBC's cinema review programme Film 2005. He also hosts a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2. He is a regular panellist on the sports quiz They Think It's All Over, hosts the quiz It's Only TV...But I Like It and had a role in the Spice Girls' film, Spiceworld.

His nickname is "Wossy" because he has speaks with a rhotacism, causing him to pronounce the consonant r like a w.

He is the brother of Paul Ross. The two brothers were actually given each other's name by their parents (Jonathan is actually Paul and Paul is actually Jonathan), but decided to use the names they currently use early in their lives. Jonathan married author Jane Goldman in 1988, and they have three children; Betty, Harvey and Honey.

In 2005, Ross was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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