Graham Norton announces new project after leaving BBC Radio 2

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Graham Norton swapped BBC Radio 2 for Virgin Radio UK after landing another gig behind the microphone.

The highly regarded broadcaster and presenter announced last week that he was stepping down from his role on Radio 2 after a decade of entertaining people’s ears.

From now on, he will present a flagship show for Virgin Radio UK on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Speaking about his new job, Norton said in a statement: “I am excited and a little surprised to join Virgin Radio UK in 2021. I was very happy with my arrival, but the opportunity to host shows throughout. of the weekend seemed too good to be missed on.

“Plus, the energy and enthusiasm of Virgin Radio is contagious and I can’t wait to get started! Did I mention that the studios are very close to where I live? “

Virgin Radio UK Content Director Mike Cass added: “Graham Norton is one of the few truly unique talents in broadcasting. I am delighted to welcome him to the Virgin Radio family this new year.

“He will bring double the wit, double the jokes and double the love on Saturday and Sunday.” “

Christopher BainesBBC

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Norton will host his last BBC Radio 2 show on December 19, after admitting he would be sad to leave the show.

“Obviously, I’m sad to walk away from my Radio 2 show,” he said. “Being a part of the Wogan House family will be missed, along with the listeners and their lives. “

“I want to thank my producer Malcolm Prince and all the teams I have worked with for a good decade of radio,” he continued. “Fortunately with the cat, Eurovision and Course de dragsters, the BBC continues to be my ideal television home. ”

The Graham Norton Show airs Fridays on BBC One.


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