The Jonathan Ross Show: who are the guests this week - and what time is ITV chat show on?

Jonathan Ross Show will be back on ITV this weekend

The Jonathan Ross Show is set to return to our screens after a two-week break.

The popular chat show will be back on ITV on Saturday (17 December). It will be the first episode since 26 November, with the show taking a mid-season break. The programme marked its 10th year on air last year.

The chat show first aired on 3 September 2011, following the end of BBC One’s Friday with Jonathan Ross. The previous programme finished in 2010.

If you are thinking of tuning in to the Jonathan Ross Show, here is all you need to know - including time, channel and guests.

What time is the Jonathan Ross Show on?

The ITV show will return on Saturday (17 December) for the penultimate episode of 2022. It is scheduled to begin at 10.05pm and will run until 11.05pm.

The Jonathan Ross Show has been airing on Saturday nights throughout October and November, however there are just two episodes left this year. The final episodes will air on 17 December and 31 December (New Year’s Eve).

What channel is it on and how can you watch?

The Jonathan Ross Show airs on ITV as well as its HD channel. It is channel number: 103 for Freeview, 103 on Sky and 103 on Virgin Media.

If you are unable to watch the episode live, it will be available on catch-up via the ITV Hub. It is free to use and does not require a subscription, although you do need to have a TV licence.

Who are the guests on the Jonathan Ross Show this week?

The guests for the Jonathan Ross Show on ITV have been confirmed for the 17 December. They are as follows:

  • Michael McIntyre - comedian
  • Gordon Ramsay - celebrity chef
  • Big Zuu - rapper
  • Minnie Driver - act
  • Adam Lambert
The Jonathan Ross Show. Picture: ITV

What is the Jonathan Ross Show?

ITV said: “The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand new series, with Jonathan once again inviting the biggest names in show business on to his famous sofa”. If you have not watched the programme, it is a comedy chat show featuring guests from across sport and entertainment world.

It launched in 2011 following the end of Jonathan Ross’s old BBC show. Friday with Jonathan Ross was broadcase on BBC One between 2001 and 2010.

In 2021, the Jonathan Ross Show aired two seasons, one in the spring and then again in the autumn/ winter. However in 2022 there is only one series scheduled and it will begin on 15 October.

Who is Jonathan Ross?

Born in November 1960, Ross is a broadcaster, film critic, comedian, actor, writer and producer. A man with a very large number of hats you could say!

He hosted a radio show on BBC Radio 2 from 1999 to 2010 and also fronted Friday with Jonathan Ross on BBC One until 2010. Since moving to ITV, he has also hosted The Masked Singer and The Masked Dancer.

Ross began his career as a TV researcher and made his debut on Channel 4 in 1987 with The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross. He hosted the British Comedy Awards every year from 1991 to 2014, except for 2008.

In 2008, Ross and fellow broadcaster Russell Brand after an incident on the later’s The Russell Brand Show in which a series of lewd answerphone message were left for actor Andrew Sachs. The messagers were about Sachs’ granddaughter Georgina Baillie. Ross was suspended from the BBC for 12 weeks.