Though an elder statesman of chat, Jonathan Ross is reluctant to let his format grow stale. Seemingly slightly less reliant on prepared bits than Graham Norton, he is all about quality tone, helping winkle out the reluctant and the armour-clad guest to see the funny side. Tonight should test both parts of his game, as he hosts Ed Sheeran and Gordon Ramsay. Rita Ora, no easy guest for him to announce, sings live.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 21st October 2017

The irrepressible Alan Carr returns for a 14th series of his charmingly goofy chat show tonight, in which his guests reveal just as much about themselves by the way they react to his Bombay mix and WKD-style of hospitality as from any of the comic's proper questions. On the sofa and partaking in Carr's eccentrically stocked drinks trolley will be The Voice judges -, Ricky Wilson, Tom Jones and the madcap Rita Ora - joined by Antonio Banderas and Danny Dyer. Ella Henderson provides the music.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 20th March 2015

The sainted Delia Smith takes her place on the sofa tonight, just one ingredient in a rich mixture of guests. The Hollywood shimmer comes from Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, who'll be talking about their new film, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Matt Lucas, now a bit of a film star after his turn in the hit Bridesmaids, is in comedy corner, where doubtless he'll want to talk about the return of his BBC1 series, The Matt Lucas Awards. Rita Ora is the musical guest.

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 15th February 2013