Wife's career lets Jonathan Ross turn down radio job

Wednesday November 7, 2012

He left his Radio 2 show in 2010 after his BBC contract came to an end, but Jonathan Ross has passed up the opportunity to return once again to the radio waves.

Speaking to The Radio Times, the chat show host said: "I've just turned down this huge radio gig.

"I'm very lucky that I'm in the position that I can turn down a big job." Married to Kick-Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman, the chat show host feels incredibly lucky to be in such a successful position.

He said: "A lot of people can't. I'm enjoying writing my comic books - why walk into another big commitment like a daily radio show? We are lucky in that Jane's career is going so well that if I needed to, I could probably retire."

Despite being one of Britain's best-loved talk show hosts, Jonathan does not desire to re-watch  his episodes.

He said: "I do record them. I don't tend to watch them that much, to be honest with you. I've never been someone who forces the family to watch my show, unless it's a guest they want to see."

"So when Taylor Swift came on, my daughter Honey wanted to come and watch but she had a terrible cold. I didn't really want to be responsible for halting Taylor Swift's global tour by giving her a bug, so we all watched it back later."

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