Anchor On Most Haunted Live
Paul John Ross (born “John Ross”, December 31, 1956 in Leytonstone, London) is an English journalist, television editor, and media personality. He is the brother of presenter Jonathan Ross. He is also an up and coming film reviewer.
Ross was trained as a journalist, and worked as an editor on Channel 4’s controversial youth show The Word, having originally cut his teeth as a researcher at London Weekend Television. He worked as an ‘on-your-doorstep’ outside broadcaster, and also as co-host in The Big Breakfast. In the mid 1990s, he also worked as a game show host on Telly Stacks and the British version of the popular American game show Jeopardy.
From 1997 to 1998 he hosted The Paul Ross Show, a late-night programme on ITV. He also made appearances on programs such as Bo’ Selecta and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Ross was one of the launch presenters at the then-innovative satellite shopping broadcaster Bid-up.tv, and fronted the BBC1 lunchtime quizshow No Win No Fee, where contestants would directly compete with Paul for his four-thousand pound fee for the show. He took part in the third series of popular ITV1 reality show, Celebrity Fit Club, losing 2 stone and a pound, and was made team captain. Ross was the first contestant to be eliminated on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy (2003) after his singing failed to impress voters.
His film roles have included “Mr Sit-up Britain” in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and Colonel Mattel in Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989).
In 2005 he presents a Saturday morning show for London’s LBC 97.3 radio station, as well as being a show-business reporter for the television programme, This Morning. He also writes a weekly column, Paul Ross at the Movies, for a leading Sunday tabloid newspaper, which has been widely criticized for “quote whoring”. He also introduced movies on the short lived Sky movie channels Matinee and Bad Movies
In 2005 Paul was also one of the the main presenters for ChoicesUK TV on Sky TV a film review/shopping channel also hosted by Rustie Lee
Paul Ross has also appeared on a celebrity edition of “Mastermind” where his specialist subject was “The Life and Works of Ezra Pound”. He is now since the Most Haunted Live in Portsmouth 2006, the host of Most Haunted Live.