Jonathan Ross and Richard Ayoade criticised over endorsing Graham Linehan book

The book's front cover features comments from the two stars

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Jonathan Ross attends the ITV Palooza 2022 on November 15, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Jonathan Ross apparently reviewed Graham Linehan's book. (Getty Images)

Jonathan Ross and Richard Ayoade have found themselves being trolled on social media after they apparently reviewed a book by The IT Crowd creator Graham Linehan.

Writer Linehan – who also created Father Ted - has sparked controversy for his stance on trans rights.

He has now penned a book called Tough Crowd: How I Made And Lost A Career In Comedy, and it seems it features endorsements from chat show star Ross and comedian and actor Ayoade, who was in The IT Crowd.

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Images of the book show that it has praise from Ross and Ayoade at the top of the front cover.

TV star Ross is quoted as saying: “A must-read book – funny and utterly compelling.”

And the comment from Ayoade said: “His brilliance in prose is equal to his brilliance as a scriptwriter.”

The news hasn’t gone down that well with everyone, with some people posting messages on social media suggesting the pair should be cancelled.

One wrote on Twitter: “Jesus Christ Ayoade and Ross in one sweep? Get in the bin both ffs.”

“Utterly disappointed in Richard Ayoade,” said another.

“Jonathan Ross can get in the bin too.”

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Richard Ayoade was in The IT Crowd. (NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

However, other people thought it was a bit over the top.

One tweeted: “When you see people are trying to cancel Richard Ayoade over reviewing a book you think to yourself - OK, that's a bit too far.”

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 17: Portrait of Irish comedy writer and director Graham Linehan photographed at his home in London, on May 17, 2012. Linehan is best known as the creator of popular TV comedies Father Ted, Black Books and The IT Crowd. (Photo by Rob Monk/Edge Magazine/Future via Getty Images)
Graham Linehan created Father Ted and The IT Crowd. (Edge Magazine/Future via Getty Images)

Another posted: “People wanting to cancel Richard Ayoade because he said a great comedy writer is a great comedy writer.”

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Yahoo has contacted representatives for Ross and Ayoade for comment.

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