Graham Norton is an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, actor, and author based in the United Kingdom. He is a five-time BAFTA TV Award winner for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show and an eight-time BAFTA award winner, overall. Originally shown on BBC Two before moving to other slots on BBC One, it succeeded Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in BBC One‘s prestigious late-Friday-evening slot in 2010.
He also presents on BBC Radio 2 and is the BBC television commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest, which led Hot Press to describe him as the 21st century’s answer to Terry Wogan. Norton is known for his innuendo-laden dialogue and flamboyant presentation style. In 2012, he sold his production company, So Television, to ITV for around £17 million. In a 2004 poll for the BBC, Norton was named the eighth most influential person in British culture.
Norton’s chat show, The Graham Norton Show, began on 22 February 2007 on BBC Two. The format is very similar to his previous Channel 4 shows. On 6 October 2009, the show moved to BBC One, in a new one-hour format. In May 2010, he stood in for Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2. Later that month, it was confirmed that he would be replacing Jonathan Ross’s Saturday morning slot on the same station.
In December 2011, the panel show Would You Rather…? with Graham Norton premiered on BBC America in the time slot immediately following The Graham Norton Show. Recorded in New York, it is one of BBC America‘s earliest efforts at producing original programming, and is also the first panel game the channel has shown, either of British or American origin.
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