Jonathan Ross and Zoe Ball Among Stars Moving to White City

ITV shows to be produced in studios at former BBC TV Centre from September

The Jonathan Ross Show, Strictly Come Dancing's spin off how It Takes Two and a number of popular ITV daytime shows are moving from their current home in the South Bank to White City.

350 staff working for ITV Studios Daytime will be based in the WestWorks Building in White City Place on Wood Lane during the redevelopment of the South Bank site.

Meanwhile the programmes, which include Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women as well as the two evening shows will be produced in studios within the former BBC TV headquarters a short walk south on Wood Lane.

ITV Studios has sub-let the studio space from BBC Studioworks, who will open three refurbished studios and post-production facilities on 1 September, when both shows will begin broadcasting.

It Takes Two, presented by Zoe Ball, will use the facilities for 60 episodes, with four live episodes and one recorded episode each week, completing in December. The Jonathan Ross Show will use the studios for 12 episodes and finish in November.

David Camp, Chief Executive of developer Stanhope Plc, says: "It is fantastic that ITV will be moving into the studios at Television Centre and joining more than 3,000 existing BBC staff at White City Place, alongside Yoox Net-a-Porter, the Royal College of Art, Huckletree and Imperial College’s new White City campus next door on Wood Lane.

"Television Centre already includes the HQ of BBC Worldwide, three state of the art studios operated by BBC Studioworks and a new Soho House members club, rooftop pool, gym, hotel and restaurants."


June 26, 2017