Jonathan Ross is an English broadcaster, comedian, actor and film critic. He is best known for hosting his own radio show on BBC Radio 2 entitled Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
However, it was The Jonathan Ross Show that propelled his career forward as he began to rub shoulders with the glitterati of Hollywood, including big names like Ed Sheeran, Kylie Minogoue and Sir Elton John, who were regular guests on the show. It was here that he received three BAFTA awards and an OBE for his contributions to broadcasting.
Ross is known for his incessant wit and natural candour that he brings to all performances. This was made clear in January when speaking on Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains where he opened up about his first sexual experiences involving an orange and vaccum cleaner.
Yet his fabulous career involving film sets and the well-heeled stages of the West End were not always a given. Rather, he grew up in East London to a father who was a lorry driver and a mother who was a film extra.
He studied Modern European History at what is now University College London and began his adult career as a researcher for the Channel 4 show Loose Talk.
His race to the top as a highly coveted broadcaster has made him very wealthy indeed. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is worth $35 million dollars. Clearly, hard work, grit and determination has helped facilitate his success.
But fame and fortune has come at a price. He has been featured in many controversies over the years with The Mirror publishing an article entitled ‘Jonathan Ross’ top 10 controversial moments’ - one of which includes commentating on Prince Harry’s choice in women, describing them as ‘sluttish’. It is these controversies that have resulted in some branding his humour as tasteless.Featured Image Credit: Alamy