Graham Norton is celebrating 25 years of 'The Graham Norton Show'

Publish Date
Thursday, 28 September 2023, 2:13PM

It's been 25 years since Graham Norton first took to the sofa for his first ever late-night talk show and now after five BAFTA awards and 29 seasons featuring some of the world’s biggest A-listers, The Graham Norton Show has just announced season 30.

He joined Holly Willoughby and Ben Shephard on This Morning to talk about this incredible milestone, and how the show has changed over time. 

'You know, when I first began, I was in my thirties, now I am in my sixties. Oh Gosh,' he said.

'Asking about your sex life in your 30s was fine, but I think in your 60s is a bit creepy. So things had to change.'


When Holly asked him if it's hard to choose who was going to sit with who each episode, he joked, 'On your good days, you think of that... But on the bad days, you'll just be like 'Here it is'. But you try to kind of plan.'

He added that 'some people are actually interested in people. Some other big stars just sit there waiting for their name to be called.'

'If someone told me in 25 years you will be doing this job, I wouldn't believe them.'

Nearly thirty years in the making, the Irish star admitted it doesn't feel like this much time has passed, and added the job is always thrilling as 'it never stays the same' and 'guests are always different'.

The next season of the show will start later this month, with yet another star-studded lineup, including Kylie Minogue who will be making her eighth appearance, as well as David Mitchell promoting his new book Unruly, and Taskmaster's Mawaan Rizwan, who has a new sitcom called Juice.

We can't wait to watch!

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