Jonathan Ross’ chat show has reportedly been axed as the star has decided to quit the UK for America next year.
The show, in recent times, has failed to pull in the quality of stars competitor chat shows have with Graham Norton over on BBC One managing to double Ross’ audience share.
His contract with ITV is up at the end of the year and it’s thought the presenter wants to head Stateside to work on some new projects.
The show usually runs through the autumn but failing ratings have reportedly contributed to the axing.
A source told The Mirror: ‘Ross is taking a break, which could run and run. The show’s been axed by stealth.’
A spokesperson for the host said, however, that although the show has been taken off air, it’s only temporary.
They said: ‘Jonathan is extending his hiatus into the early part of next year to travel to the US. The chat show will return in the autumn of 2017.’
He moved to ITV in 2011 after the 2008 ‘Sachsgate’ in which saw Ross and Russell Brand were suspended from the BBC which saw the pair leave a series of voicemails on the answering service of actor Andrew Sachs after he failed to answer for an interview.
In the move he reportedly dropped from a salary of £6million down to £1.5m.