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Shamed Ross lands Disney cartoon role

JONATHAN Ross is to become a cartoon character in TV hit Phineas And Ferb.

The chat host and presenter is to lend his voice to the animated Disney show, following other guests such as David Beckham, Jamie Oliver and Gary Lineker.

Ross, 51, will make his appearance as an antiques dealer on the show when it is screened on Disney XD in the UK early next year.

He said: "I am a huge fan of Phineas and Ferb, and so are my teenage kids. "It's a show that both adults and kids of all ages can enjoy together."

Ross quit the BBC in 2010, but went on to sign a deal to bring his chat show to ITV1. He had earlier been taken off air for three months after leaving crude messages on the answerphone of actor Andrew Sachs during a pre-recorded item on Russell Brand's BBC radio show.

Series creator Jeff Marsh said of Ross: "He is loved by kids and adults across the UK and is one of the most talented and funny people anywhere."

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