The garrulous host seems to have stuck with the same Friday Night formula, as he settles into his new home on ITV1. He still lavishes his guests with compliments while making hit-and-miss jokes, but the calibre of guests is as strong as it ever was. His first, Helen Mirren, is always a delight to watch on a chat show and she's there to plug her new espionage thriller The Debt which also stars Tom Wilkinson and her Calendar Girls co-star CiarĂ¡n Hinds. Also on the show is entertainingly camp dance teacher Louie Spence, who will have no trouble stopping Ross from stealing his limelight. Music comes from Brit-rock band Kasabian but you can always change the channel before the end.

Catherine Gee, The Telegraph, 23rd September 2011