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David Beckham booked for last Jonathan Ross show

David Beckham and Jonathan Ross
Image caption Beckham previously appeared on Parkinson with wife Victoria

David Beckham is to feature among the guests on the final edition of Jonathan Ross's BBC One talk show.

The programme, due to be screened on Friday 16 July, will also feature film star Jackie Chan and Roxy Music, who are appearing at the host's request.

Ross announced in January that he would be not be renewing his contract with the corporation after 13 years.

Recent press reports have speculated that he is in talks to take his chat show to ITV.

Ross's Radio 2 Saturday morning show is also coming to an end next month, when he will be replaced by Graham Norton.

Film 2010, meanwhile, will be presented by Claudia Winkleman after Ross departs the BBC.

Confirmation of the guest line-up for his final Friday late night talk show quashes speculation that Russell Brand was due to appear on the show to discuss the pair's controversial prank phone call to Andrew Sachs.

Ross was suspended from the BBC for three months following the incident. Brand also quit his Radio 2 show, while the station's controller, Lesley Douglas, resigned.

Normally, three guests grace Ross's red sofa each week, but it is thought that Beckham will be given additional time in the wake of England's short-lived World Cup campaign.

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