Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross is to star in Disney series 'Phineas and Ferb'.

The 51-year-old presenter will follow in the footsteps of stars including Ben Stiller, Selena Gomez and guitarist Slash by lending his voice to the comedy animation show, in which he will pay an antiques dealer.

He said: "I am a huge fan of 'Phineas and Ferb', and so are my teenage kids, so I absolutely jumped at the chance to be part of such a brilliant and well-written comedy series. It's a show that both adults and kids of all ages can enjoy together and I can't wait for everyone to see my episode."

Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh, executive producer of the series - which stars Ashley Tisdale and Thomas Sangster - is "thrilled" to be working alongside Jonathan and admits he felt "quite giddy" at the prospect of teaming up with one of his favourite comedians.

He said: "Dan Povenmire and I shared our love of British comedy when we were creating 'Phineas and Ferb' - it was one of the things that bonded us creatively.

"Having had the opportunity to work with some of the best of British talent over the first few seasons of 'Phineas and Ferb' has proved immensely popular with the fans and is incredibly exciting for us.

"Adding the iconic Jonathan Ross to that list is just indescribably thrilling. He is loved by kids and adults across the UK and is one of the most talented and funny people anywhere.

"I have personally been a fan of his since I first moved to the UK for both his TV and radio work and when I heard that he was going to lend his voice to our show, I was quite frankly a bit giddy!"

Jonathan's episode, 'Tri-State Treasure: Boot of Secrets' - which will be premiering in the UK in early 2013 - sees Phineas and his step-brother Ferb go on a city-wide quest in search of a missing piece of history in the fictional town of Danville.