Graham Norton is the host we have all come to love and adore. He has been working with BBC for 13 years now. And the Graham Norton Show alone has won him three BAFTA awards. However, his recent deal with Netflix has sparked off rumors of his transfer.
‘Netflix is a Joke Fest’
Netflix will be organizing the first of its kind comedy festival in LA later in April. The live comedy festival will last a week, from April 27 to May 3. The streaming service boasts an impressive lineup of stars such as Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, and Sarah Silverman. Graham Norton himself will present at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on May 1. He is also heading the LGBTV Standout Celebration show with Netflix stars Wanda Sykes, Ruby Rose, and Sandra Bernhard. Graham will co-host the event with singer Demi Lovato.
Graham Norton heading over to Netflix?
Although Graham Norton has made quite a name for himself in the UK, he is also famous in the US. His show is into its 26th season and racks up millions of views. Sources say Netflix is eager to sign up Norton for a chat show, provided he leaves the BBC. It will take Norton to new heights as Netflix currently has an audience of 60 million in the US alone. The rumors come amidst a multi-million signing of Michael McIntyre with Netflix. An insider said:
Graham already has a profile in the States but Netflix will take him to a whole new level. This is huge for him and a win for Netflix.
However, Graham’s spokesperson insists he has no plan to leave BBC, even though his deal ends in 2020. He said that BBC “kindly gave permission” to Norton for the Netflix appearance.