Ross hoping to do TV special with Perry

Jonathan Ross is planning a TV show with Katy Perry.

The 50-year-old presenter – who has children Betty, 19, Harvey, 16, and Honey, 13, with wife Jane Goldman – is close friends with the pop star's husband Russell Brand and is currently working on different projects involving the couple.

He told new! magazine: "I’m hoping to see Russell over the summer. We talk a lot and I’ve actually included him as a character in a comic I’ve written.

"I’m hoping to do a TV special with Katy Perry, too, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet. All the girls adore Katy."

While Jonathan wants to work on a show with Katy, one thing he has ruled out is a programme about movies as he doesn't want to compete with his 'Film Programme' successor Claudia Winkleman.

He said: "I was offered my own film review show with another channel, but I turned it down, partly because I didn’t want to do the same thing and partly because I thought it would be petty being in competition with Claudia’s show, which I like. I love Claudia and I wouldn’t want to do anything that would undermine what she’s doing."

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