Prepare for more hilarious chat with some of the biggest stars on the planet.
The irreverent BAFTA award-winning chat show host from the Emerald Isle presents The Graham Norton Show.
Expect the unexpected as Graham focuses on the people, trends, stories and aspects of celebrity culture that interest him the most, all while using trademark Norton comedy to lull his guests and audience into a false sense of security.
Each episode is brim full of chat, comedy, celebrity gossip and general weirdness. And there’s just enough risqué material to make viewers cringe with delight.
At the end of each episode, Graham introduces some of the best contemporary music acts to wrap things up and finish the show off with a bang.
The world of entertainment may know him as Graham Norton, but to his nearest and dearest, he is Graham William Walker. He had to choose a showbiz alter ego because the British acting union, Equity, already had a Graham Walker on its books, so he opted to use his great-grandmother's maiden name.
In 1988, while training at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, Graham’s glittering career came close to being cut short when he was mugged, stabbed and left for dead by thugs on his way home from a party.
Graham's first steps to stardom were as his stand-up drag alter ego; the tea-towel-clad Mother Teresa of Calcutta in the early 90s.
Graham cites icon Dolly Parton as the nicest celebrity that he’s ever met because she has no airs and graces and is the real deal.
The white patches in Graham’s hair are not, as many believe, signs of aging. They are in fact a result of the rare skin pigment disorder called vitiligo.
Being an out-and-proud celebrity has made Graham a bit of a fixture on the Pink List, the Independent newspaper’s annual roll call of Britain’s 101 most prominent gay and lesbian movers and shakers.
Graham’s tendency to mix and mismatch gregarious fabrics, shades and ostentatious designer gear prompted GQ magazine to crown him Britain’s Worst Dressed Man in 2003.
Despite hosting talent search shows to find pitch-perfect leads for four of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals, a Webber-penned composition is not top of Graham's favourite show tunes list. The musical number he holds most dear is Stephen Sondheim’s Rose’s Turn, the Broadway recording by Patti LuPone to be precise.
Intelligent but irreverent factual entertainment.
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