Graham Norton brought his best to the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final on Saturday evening. The chat show host returned to guide us through the 63rd contest, commentating over the glitzy singing competition with humour and affection as he has done since 2009. Norton took over from the late Sir Terry Wogan, who entertained the nation with his hilarious anecdotes each year from consecutively from 1980 until stepping down. When Norton took over the mantel, he revealed Wogan had told him not to take a drink until the ninth song. In tribute, Norton has toasted his predecessor each year before the ninth act – which this year happened to be SuRie for the United Kingdom, an act blighted by a stage invader. Each year, Eurovision fans are listening out for one-liners, wise cracks and much more from Norton. Here are some of the best from this year on the acts…. 1. On Ukraine's entry "Yes he’s got one contact lens in, so I think he likes to look like an Australian Sheepdog" 2. … [Read more...] about Eurovision 2018: Graham Norton’s best lines
GRAHAM Norton is a TV legend thanks to his chat show which features A-list guests and of course the red chair challenge. But how did the Irish funnyman make it in the showbiz world and how much is he worth? We've got the lowdown as he returns with his hilarious Eurovision commentary... Who is Graham Norton, how old is he and what is his background? Graham Norton - real name Graham Walker - was born on April 4, 1963, in Dublin, Ireland and grew up in Bandon, County Cork. After studying French and English at University College Cork for two years in the 80s, he dropped out and moved to London to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama. He joined the actor's union Equity and took his great-grandmother's maiden name, Norton, as his stage name because there was already an actor called Graham Walker. The Irish telly host, who's now 54, has won five Bafta TV Awards for The Graham Norton Show, which airs on Friday nights on BBC One. He also presents a radio show on BBC Radio 2 and is … [Read more...] about How old is Graham Norton, what’s the Eurovision 2018 commentator’s net worth, is he married and does he really produce his own wine?
Imagine taking to the Eurovision stage in front of a global audience of almost 200 million people, all of whom are waiting to judge your performance, more than likely sharing their opinion on social media. It’s a daunting prospect, but this year in Lisbon, the UK has a big advantage as our representative SuRie has done it twice already. “Nothing can prepare you for Eurovision – you get through it on adrenaline and nerves,” says the 29-year-old Brit, real name Susanna Marie Cork, who performed as a backing singer for Belgium in 2015 and 2017. “The sheer number of people watching is difficult to process. The tens of thousands in the arena is an amazing electric charge, but the hundreds of millions behind the camera is hard to fathom. "And being the lead singer now and representing the UK is a huge level of responsibility.” That sense of unpredictability is a sentiment shared by Graham Norton, 55, who returns as commentator for the 10th year. “I … [Read more...] about Graham Norton and SuRie on why Britain can take the Eurovision crown
GRAHAM Norton is back tonight for another action-packed show. Here's all you need to know about this evening's round-up and all the guests who will be appearing... Who is on The Graham Norton Show tonight? The star studded line-up includes: David Beckham The 43-year-old is one of the most famous sporting stars on the planet. During his career, Beckham played for the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan and LA Galaxy, to name but a few. In 1999, Becks married Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham. The couple have four kids: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper. Ryan Reynolds Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds is appearing on the show tonight to discuss the new Deadpool movie. The star is best known for his roles in Green Lantern, The Proposal and Van Wilder: Party Liaison, and is married to the ultra-glamorous Blake Lively. They have two daughters, James and Ines. Blake recently unfollowed her husband on Instagram sparking mass confusion, but, luckily, it was just a publicity stunt to promote … [Read more...] about Who’s on The Graham Norton Show tonight? David Beckham, Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Vanessa Kirby and Joan Armatrading
THE Bafta TV awards 2018 is going to be hosted by Bake-Off's Sue Perkins. But who else has had the honour of presenting the gongs? We take a look back at previous hosts... Sue Perkins Sue Perkins, 48, is a comedian and TV presenter. She took over the hosting duties at the BAFTA TV awards in 2017. Sue has appeared on a range of TV shows with her presenting partner Mel Giedroyc. She is best known for hosting Bake-Off from 2010-2016. Graham Norton Graham Norton, 55, is an Irish comedian and chat show host. He hosted the Bafta TV awards from 2007-2016 with the exception of 2012 which was hosted by Stephen Fry. In 2017 he gave up his presenting duties as he became the new UK commentator for Eurovision. He also presents a show on BBC Radio Two. Anne Robinson Anne Robinson, 73, is a presenter and journalist. She hosted the Bafta TV awards in 2003. She is best known for presenting the game show The Weakest Link. Anne was also a long-running reporter on Watchdog.Davina McCall Davina McCall, 50, … [Read more...] about Who is hosting the Bafta TV Awards 2018 and who are the hosts from previous years? From Sue Perkins to Graham Norton