The TV presenter will be joined by a panel of celebrity guests when the awards ceremony takes place in March, it has been announced. It comes as ITV has picked up the exclusive UK rights to broadcast the 96th Oscars ceremony.
Alongside the companion show, there will be live coverage from the Oscars red carpet. Viewers will also be able to watch exclusive behind-the-scenes content that will be loaded onto the platform throughout the night. Before the official event, Oscars content will kickstart on January 23 with the global stream of the Oscars nominations live, with times yet to be announced. This will be hosted by ITV news broadcaster Charlene White and arts editor Nina Nannar. The pair will discuss who is in with a chance of winning a famed gold statuette.
From February 26, a dedicated fast channel on ITVX will feature Oscar-nominated films from the past. In the run-up to the famous Academy Awards, Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning, Loose Women, and ITV News will also cover the latest Oscars news. Short-form content comprised of nominee profiles and features exploring the various VIP Oscars events will also be available to stream, alongside a collection of Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films. The award ceremony begins on ITV1 and ITVX from 10.30pm on Sunday, March 10. But before that, Scottish presenter and actor Ross King will broadcast directly from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles at 9.30pm in a live stream on ITVX showcasing the celebrity attendees. A 90-minute highlights package of the ceremony will then air on ITV1 at 10.45pm on March 11.
The Oscars coverage will air in the UK on ITV1 and will also be available to stream on ITVX, STV, and STV Player.