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The new Saturday night ITV chat show, The Jonathan Ross Show mimicked the style and form of his work on the BBC: a couch and desk combo, guests in a green room and some mildly inappropriate chatter.

The first guests to brave the “Wossy” treatment were actress Sarah Jessica ParkerFormula 1driver Lewis Hamilton and acclaimed singer Adele.

I’m not usually a fan of ITV but I was a regular viewer of his shows on the BBC. From the first how, it seems that fans of Ross won’t be disappointed and he will fit in on the new channel, with his old format.

The first interview with Sarah Jessica Parker bounced between endearing and excruciating. Both committed a few faux pas’ like Ross saying Parker had twin boys, instead of girls. Parker also periodically listed and ranted: giving inane details about her daughters, where to get scotch eggs in New York and Royal Wedding festivities.

Parker looked both wild and vulnerable, as her hair was as big as she was. Unfortunately, it was a wobbly start and the longest of the interviews. Her new film I Don’t Know How She Does It, however, seems like it will be a crowd pleaser for her many MANY fans.

I Don’t Know How She Does It Trailer

Lewis Hamilton took to the couch next and had a better time. Previously, my impression of the Formula 1 prodigy was that he’s cocky, competitive and ambitious but he stood his ground, was witty (at times) and honest in his interview, despite the focus on his recent crash.

Though the lovable Adele’s language was censored twice, her modesty and candid anecdotes were endearing. Although, Ross admitted she had a cold before her live performance and said she’s not the type of performer to let that get in the way of a show. Yet, today it was announced that her cold has caused her to reschedule live dates in Plymouth and Bournemouth.

Adele – ‘Rolling In The Deep’ Video

If you missed the first show in this series you can catch up on the ITV Player.

Next week’s show will see Ross interview chatty man Alan CarrSherlock Holmes star Benedict Cumberbatch and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Hopefully RHCP will perform some of their new album live, fingers crossed.

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