Graham Norton leaving BBC Radio 2 after 10 years
Don't worry, The Graham Norton Show is still intact.
The Graham Norton Show is one of the best talk-shows that we get to see on British Television. Not only is it funny, but it is inquisitive as well. And all of that is because of the brilliance of Graham Norton and how he makes his guests feel at home. However, we may be seeing less of him from now on or at least hearing less of him. That is because he is quitting his Saturday Morning show on BBC Radio 2.
The Irish Presenter was a regular on Saturday mornings for the millions of listeners of BBC Radio 2. His slot from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. was a great source of enjoyment for them for the past ten years, ever since he took over from Johnathan Ross. However, Norton is now set to leave Radio 2, saying in a statement:
Obviously I’m sad to be stepping away from my Radio 2 show. I’ll miss being a part of the Wogan House family, as well as the listeners and their lives. I’d like to thank my producer Malcolm Prince and all the teams I’ve worked with for a great decade of radio. Happily with the chat show, Eurovision and Drag Race, the BBC continues to be my perfect tv home.
Radio 2 will miss Graham Norton
While presenting on Radio 2, Graham Norton interviewed a great range of musician, from Kylie Minogue to Tina Turner. Moreover, he also had special features on the show, which included Agony Aunt slot Grill Graham with co-presenter Maria McErlane and his pick of the Cheesy song of the week. And Radio 2 is extremely sad to see Norton go, as Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore said in a statement:
Graham Norton will be hugely missed on Saturday mornings on Radio 2. He is a first-class broadcaster but I’m thrilled he’s committed to continuing to be a regular fixture on the BBC.
Furthermore, Head of Radio 2 Helen Thomas had this to say about Norton:
For the past decade, Graham has made Saturday mornings his own on Radio 2. His sparkling interviews, as well as his brilliant shows from the Eurovision host city each May, have kept millions of listeners entertained each week. On behalf of the Radio 2 listeners, and everyone in Wogan House, we’d like to thank him and wish him the very best of luck for the future.
Luckily for the viewers, his hit show The Graham Norton Show isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!