Polish the wine glasses and dust off the red chair – All new episodes of The Graham Norton Show are hitting screens this Friday 3rd May on Three. Here are some interesting facts you may not know to celebrate Norton’s exuberant return.
This is the 25th Series of The Graham Norton Show – which is often just referred to as ‘Graham Norton’
The Graham Norton Show first premiered in the UK on 22nd February 2007 which was a Thursday – it has been going for over 12 years!
Graham Norton turned 56 on the 4th April
Norton almost died in 1989 when he was mugged and stabbed in London
Graham Norton appeared in 3 episodes of Father Ted – he played a priest!
Graham Norton joined Twitter in June 2009
Graham Norton is a wine lover having added his name to a range of Invivo Wines right here in New Zealand. He also has his own range of wine and gin in the UK.
He is a Sunday Times best-selling novelist having published 2 books – Holding in 2016 and A Keeper in 2018. He also published a memoir in 2014 The Life and Loves of a He Devil and an autobiography So Me in 2011. A total of 4 books (so far!)
His real name is Graham William Walker
He was born in Ireland
He won his first BAFTA in 2000 which was presented by Carrie Fisher
All New The Graham Norton Show. Three, Friday 3rd May at 8pm