His sharp wit and outrageous humor has frequently been celebrated by viewers and critics alike, with his BBC show now a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. With so many years in the industry, Norton has firmly established his niche in the world of presenting and he’s sure to have a spot there for a long time to come. This lifetime of experience also means that the presenter has had his fair share of exciting moments, and we’ve found out some pretty juicy things that you might not have expected.
As one of the BBC’s highest-paid stars, Graham Norton is highly in demand, but there are many other presenters in the UK who are just as popular. A growing interest in chat shows, game shows and documentaries has made developing a career as a presenter incredibly desirable. The UK has a great fondness for its presenters, from Alan Carr to Adam Hills, Phil & Holly to Eamon & Ruth and everyone who’s ever identified themselves as a Loose Woman. They’re more well-known than a lot of the stars who feature in fictional shows, because they appear on TV far more regularly, interact with their audiences and aren’t afraid to be themselves. That’s how people like Graham Norton have made such an impact, because they feel more like a friend than a stranger.
Shows where presenters are commonplace also offer viewers a sanctuary in an increasingly fearful world, without trying to hide them away from reality. Where fiction might be considered the best way to escape from the real world, more and more people want to be aware of what’s happening around them. However, they don’t want to learn about the news in a way that brings them down for the rest of the day – they want some fun too. These shows often manage to blend the serious with the ridiculous and make them feel safe from the world without being detached from it.
Graham Norton is all about the ridiculous. It only takes one look at his program to realize that, and it’s very easy to forget your troubles when you’re watching it. We’ve learned to always expect the unexpected when it comes to this show and the man behind it, but we’ve recently discovered some juicy tidbits that even we didn’t see coming.