Stephen Fry replaces Ross as Bafta host
Tuesday 13 September 2011
Stephen Fry will replace Jonathan Ross as host of the Bafta film awards next year, after the controversial chat show host's move to ITV.
The actor and QI panel show host fronted the event for five years until he was deposed by Ross in 2006. It is the UK's biggest film event of the year and seen as a pointer for success at the Oscars, attracting Hollywood's A-list.
The BBC paid Ross £60,000 to present the Baftas, in addition to the £6m year he received in his final three-year deal. He said he had "thoroughly enjoyed" the awards and wished Stephen Fry all the best.
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