Reports from London say The Sun’s award-winning TV critic, Ally Ross, wants to quit his column, leaving the paper with a poser. Aberdeen University graduate, Ross, will stay at the Sun, but a new role for the star columnist has not yet been established – nor has a replacement TV critic been found.
Ross began his journalism career at the Scottish News and Sport Agency in Glasgow before joining the Scottish Sun under editor, Bob Bird – moving to London in 1997 to work on the Bizarre showbusiness column.
He is understood to have told his bosses at the paper that, after nine years reviewing TV, firstly at the News of the World and then at The Sun, he is seeking a change.
Sun executives are said to have reluctantly accepted Ross’s request to move on.
The What the Papers Say Awards twice named him TV Critic of the Year, and he was a nominee for Critic of the Year at the British Press Awards.