The £4 million drop from what he got from the BBC will surely put a dent in his wallet?
Jonathan is apparently in top secret talks with the TV station about the deal. Unlike his contract with the BBC which ends this summer, Ross won’t be tied to one broadcaster, and could earn the rest of his money from elsewhere.
While Jonathan is arriving, Jordan is leaving. She’s set to quite the broadcaster to head over to Living TV. Why you ask? They are paying her more.
Last night a top TV insider said “It looks like ITV will be gaining one t*t and losing two.”
Jonathan had decided not to renew his contract with the BBC, and instead head over to rivals ITV and Channel 4. An insider explained: “C4 really wants Jonathan. But it can’t spend the same amount of money as ITV so any deal would be for smaller shows.
“ITV boss Peter Fincham also loves Jonathan’s work, so he made an initial approach and things developed from there.”
A source said: “He’ll probably still host the BAFTAs for the BBC and wants to host the British Comedy Awards, which are moving to Channel 4.”
Well Jonathan, you are going to be busy!