Entertainer and talk show host Jonathan Ross has entered an exclusive development deal with Endemol U.K. on behalf of his company Hotsauce TV. The pairing will see the development of jointly created and produced entertainment formats for the U.K. and international markets. Endemol will be the exclusive worldwide distributor.
The partnership will boost Endemol U.K.'s entertainment output, which currently includes "The Million Pound Drop" (Channel 4), "Total Wipeout" (BBC One), "Deal or No Deal" (Channel 4), "Pointless" (BBC Two), Charlie Brooker's "Newswipe" (BBC Two, BBC Four), "Would I Lie to You" (BBC One) and "8 Out of 10 Cats" (Channel 4), in addition to its programming in other genres such as factual entertainment, comedy, documentaries and drama.
Ross will continue to separately work on his ITV chat show and a number of other presenting projects.