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Jonathan Ross scraps legendary Halloween party as he takes care of daughter

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Jonathan Ross scraps legendary Halloween party as he takes care of daughter

Jonathan Ross has pulled the plug on his famous Halloween party as he takes care of his daughter who has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

No doubt it would have been a huge disappointment to many celebrities who count the star-studded Halloween bash as an important date in their showbiz social calendar.

Every year all the stars transform into spooky spectacles for the iconic party held at the presenter’s home in Hampstead, London.

But this year the TV personality, 60, admitted he didn’t want to be a part of a “super-spreading event” as Covid figures have begun to rise again in the UK so he hadn’t arranged the extravaganza.

He said on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday: “I had a feeling it [the pandemic] wasn’t going to be over yet and it does look like the figures are creeping up again. So I really am conscious that I don’t want to be part of any super-spreading event.

“We always have a couple of hundred people to the party and as you know, about half of them are from showbusiness.

“So if there was a breakout would wipe out half the shows on TV, so we don’t want that, we wouldn’t want to be a superspreader event.”

Last year, Mr Ross was unable to have the glittering Halloween party because of the Covid restrictions at the time.

The prestigious Halloween event has always attracted the hottest stars with Holly Willoughby, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Carr and Joan Collins all making spooky appearances in previous years.

Mr Ross also revealed he has been taking care of his daughter Betty, 30, after she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body, according to the NHS.

Admittedly the comedian quipped hosting a celebrity packed party while his unwell daughter was locked away upstairs would be like something out of a horror novel.

He added: “One of our children isn’t well... it’s fibromyalgia which is quite debilitating...

“She’s back home with us and we’re looking after her. She’s upstairs and I thought, ‘I can’t in good conscience have a big loud fun party downstairs and one of my kids is locked in a room upstairs’. It would be like something out of a horror novel.”

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