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BBC's new pay policy 'could spark media war'

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Ross in talks with ITV over new autumn chat show

A few weeks before the studio lights are due to go down on Jonathan Ross's Friday night chat show, leaving the one-time BBC stalwart to reflect on the ignominy that followed the "Sachsgate" affair in 2008, ITV is rumoured to be in talks with the presenter about a comeback.

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Bleakley may switch to ITV after losing BBC deal

The BBC has withdrawn its offer of a new contract to The One Show presenter Christine Bleakley, prompting immediate speculation that she is to join ITV.

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