Jonathan Ross has been lined up to present his first live show on the BBC for more than a year – just weeks before he quits the corporation.

The presenter has been unveiled as host for a live debate on BBC2 next month about the greatest rock ‘n’ roll line-up of all time.

Radio 2 bosses stopped live broadcasts of his Saturday morning show from May 2009, opting to pre-record to prevent any on-air gaffes from the host.

The move came shortly after complaints he had made a homophobic comment, although he apologised and said he had been ‘mortified’ by the accusation.

His TV chat show and Film series on BBC1 have long been pre-recorded and his presentation of the BAFTA film awards is on a time delay.

Jonathan – due to leave the BBC in July – will now present I’m In A Rock ‘N’ Roll Band Live! on Saturday, June 5.

It rounds off a documentary series which has profiled prominent musicians and their roles in leading rock bands.

During the final show, Jonathan will lead a panel of experts including Radio 2 host Mark Radcliffe, DJ Lauren Laverne and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland.

Viewers will then choose their favourite bands, lead singers, guitarists and drummers in a national phone vote.

Jonathan was suspended for three months without pay for his part in the Sachsgate scandal. He and Russell Brand left lewd messages on the answerphone of actor Andrew Sachs while they recorded a show.