Graham Norton got emotional thanking listeners of BBC Radio 2 as he finished his final show on the station after 10 years.
The presenter, 57, played his final Radio 2 show on Saturday, and took a moment to thank his co-workers and listeners before he left.
He said: ‘I just want to say 10 years… it’s gone by in a blink of an eye and yet it is a decade.’
Graham thanked all of the people he worked with, adding: ‘I want to thank all the people who work here in Wogan house, it really is a happy place to be, it’s a lovely family here at Wogan House.’
He got choked up as he thanked the people who had listened to his show for a decade, telling them: ‘But mostly I need to say thank you to you, the listeners, because it’s just a gig, it is just a job but it has also been a privilege to be part of your mornings – oh I’m getting emotional now!
‘Someone told me I’d get emotional and I said “No, I won’t! I really won’t, I’ll just think of the six flights of stairs I have to climb up – tears gone now.”
‘So I just want to say it has been a privilege to be part of your Saturday mornings because it’s lovely just sharing your lives and hearing your messages and that’s been the greatest joy of me being on Radio 2, it really has.’
Graham signed off his final show with his ‘favourite song ever’, Reach by S Club 7, to play him out as he left.
At the start of his final show, Graham had said it was ‘the end of an era’, as he prepared to join Virgin Radio for a weekend presenting slot.
Reading out messages from listeners, he joked: ‘Shall we just put it in brackets that everyone’s sad it’s my last show?
‘Just bear in mind, as you’re doing your sadness, when I leave here today I’m leaving in a taxi not a hearse.
‘We’re OK. I’ll still be in the world. I just won’t be here. That’s all.’
Credit: Original article published here.