Jonathan Ross has a larger than life personality that has captivated radio and TV audiences both young and old. With a cheeky sense of humour and a witty repertoire Jonathan is definitely the nation's treasure. Beginning his media career as a Channel 4 researcher, it was not long before Jonathan had paired up with Alan Marke, forming their own production company which launched The Last Resort project and later in 1987 Channel X. Without a host for the new venture Jonathan stepped into the breach and ignited a television presenting career that was to explode across the networks. Jonathan's Radio career was launched in a similarly chance way - filling in for Janice Long of Radio 1 for two weeks led to a slot on Richard Branson's flagship show (a forerunner for Virgin). Jonathan then went over to Radio 4 before returning to host his own show for an established Virgin radio. Picking up two Sony awards along the way, plus best entertainer and special achievement awards, it is unsurprising then that last year he collected, for the second time, the Best Radio Personality of the Year and was voted the most powerful man in broadcasting.
Now an OBE, Jonathan's career is bursting at the seams with accolades to his talent and popularity. This is the wonderful biography of an eccentric and fantastically comic presenter, his life and family.
Neil Simpson has been an award-winning journalist for nearly 15 years, working for the Daily Mirror, Sunday Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday. He has also written for the Daily Star and for magazines as diverse as Bella all the way through to Good Housekeeping.