Jonathan Ross is to return as host of the British Comedy Awards after pulling out last year following the Sachsgate row.

Ross was replaced by Angus Deayton last year, and it has now officially confirmed reports that he is making a comeback.

Speaking about hosting the event, Ross said: "I'm delighted - it's the most prestigious awards show in the world. Obama may have a Nobel Prize. But he's not even in the running for Best Entertainment personality. It's that prestigious."