Jonathan Stephen Ross is a television and radio presenter best known for presenting his own chat show, ‘Friday Night with Jonathan Ross’ on BBC One during the 2000s. A multi-faceted personality, he has worked as a comedian, film critic, broadcaster and radio DJ at different junctures in his media career. Considered to be among the most successful British broadcasters of his generation, he began his career as a researcher for Channel 4. As the son of a mother who worked as a film extra and radio presenter, Jonathan and his siblings were from a young age motivated to pursue a media career. He had his first stint, as a presenter, in the series ‘The Last Resort’. The show was short lived but it exposed the young Jonathan to the attractions of show business and established him as a major star for the Channel 4. Soon he became famous for his cheeky sense of humour and sharp-witted commentary. He regards the talk show host David Letterman as his inspiration. He suffers from a distinctive speech impediment which serves as the basis for several of his self-deprecating jokes. A very popular presenter, he is also the recipient of three BAFTA awards for Best Entertainment Performance. Ross is an avid reader and also the author of two comic books.