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Graham Norton leaves BBC Radio 2 after 10 years

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Graham Norton has stepped down from BBC Radio 2 (Picture: BBC)

Graham Norton is leaving BBC Radio 2 after 10 years of hosting the Saturday morning show.

It’s the end of an era for the presenter, whose final show will be on Saturday December 19.

He said of his departure: ‘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.’

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, added: ‘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.

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He’s best known for his chat show (Picture: PA)

‘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.’

Graham, 57, joined the station in 2010 for his Saturday morning show, which runs from 10am to 1pm, taking over from fellow talk show host Jonathan Ross.

Over the years, he’s chatted to guests including Kylie Minogue, JK Rowling, David Tennant and Tina Turner.

Elsewhere, Graham is best known for The Graham Norton Show, which has also seen him gossip with a whole host of celebs over the years.

The star’s definitely not doing too badly, with it previously being reported that he earns £1,857 for every minute his chat show is on air.

Usually, around 31 episodes air each year, making him over £92,000 per episode and £2.97 million per year.

His pay comes on top of the £610,000 he is paid by the BBC for hosting his weekly BBC Radio 2 show and a range of other programmes and series.

Some of his other ventures include his iconic commentary on Eurovision each year, and he’s also recently released his new novel.


Credit: Original article published here.

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