Jonathan Ross' chat show will be back, says ITV


ITV has dismissed claims that Jonathan Ross' chat show is set to be axed.

There have been rumours that the next series of the programme - airing this autumn - will be its last.

Reports have claimed that Jonathan, 55, is then heading off to America to focus on projects there, meaning an uncertain future for his chat show.

Jonathan Ross

However, it seems Jonathan is just extending his hiatus and ITV has insisted that the presenter will be back.

Director of Television Kevin Lygo said: "Jonathan Ross is very important to ITV.

"We look forward to the new series this autumn and the Christmas special and working with him again next year when the chat show returns in autumn 2017."