I used to love the host of this new chat show on occasion in his Channle 4 programmes, So and V, and being against the likes of Jonathan Ross and Parkinson at the time, it was interesting to see this try and rival. BAFTA winning, and British Comedy Award nominated Graham Norton here gets his own regular style chat show, no camp and over the top sexual comedy involved, there would be the occasional breakaway, but that's all. The show would star with a few jokes about recent events and the guests featuring, two or three guests are brought in to talk about and promote/plug their recent venture in film, music, television or whatever else, including past career, there would be a musical performance by a singer or band, and the final part I will explain soon. Guests have included Kim Cattrall, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Samantha Morton, Joan Rivers, Jenny Eclair, Louis Walsh, Ioan Gruffudd, Jessie Wallace, Jo Brand, David Tennant, The Proclaimers, Julia Sawalha, Liz Smith, Robert Webb, Barbara Windsor, Dustin Hoffman, Mika, Dawn French, Tori Amos, Gérard Depardieu, Joan Collins, Jason Donovan, Rupert Everett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Matt Lucas, Sinéad O'Connor, Jennifer Coolidge, Enrique Iglesias, Jon Bon Jovi, Joanna Lumley, Alice Cooper, Gareth Gates, Dennis Hopper, Ardal O'Hanlon, Joss Stone, Natalie Imbruglia, Brian Capron, Courtney Love, Katie Melua, Gabriel Byrne, Letitia Dean, Backstreet Boys, Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Josh Hartnett, Jackie Collins, John Waters, Westlife, Frankie Boyle, Elle Macpherson, K.T. Tunstall, Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, Alison Moyet, Alan Carr, Glenn Close, Amy Macdonald, Nigella Lawson, Marilyn Manson, Rihanna, Sharon Osbourne, Stereophonics, Ashley Jensen, Christopher Biggins, Russell Brand, The Feeling, Lorraine Kelly, Kevin Bacon, Tony Curtis, Ed Byrne, Martin Sheen, will.i.am, Cheryl Cole, Robert Wagner, Sandi Thom, Chesney Hawkes, Jimmy Carr, Minnie Driver, David Mitchell, Cynthia Nixon, OneRepublic, Duffy, Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage, Ray Mears, Alanis Morissette, Jon Culshaw, Susan Sarandon, Juliette Binoche, Gordon Ramsay, Scouting For Girls, Alicia Silverstone, The Freemasons, Alan Davies, John Malkovich, Sharleen Spiteri, James Nesbitt, Catherine Tate, The Kooks, Eddie Izzard, Travis, Jennifer Saunders, Cyndi Lauper, Goldie Hawn, Alphabeat, Ricky Gervais, Thandie Newton, Anastacia, Jessica Biel, Mickey Rourke, Karen Allen, Frank Skinner, Robin Williams, Estelle, Sir Tom Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Paul O'Grady, Barry Manilow, Brendan Fraser, Alesha Dixon, Jack Dee, Davina McCall, Razorlight, Boyzone (Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch), Michael McIntyre, Tim Minchin, Joe Swash, Sarah Ferguson, Ruth Jones, Greg Kinnear, Ronnie Corbett, Shaun Williamson, Zac Efron, Pet Shop Boys, David Walliams, Roberto Benigni, Patsy Kensit, Gillian Anderson, Chris Addison, Sinéad O'Connor, Peter Andre, Katie Price (Jordan), Anna Friel, Duncan Bannatyne, Chesney Hawkes, Lily Allen, Willem Dafoe, Juliette Lewis, Alistair McGowan, Isabella Rossellini, Kurt Russell, Olivia Newton-John, Ozzy Osbourne, Paolo Nutini, Anna Paquin, Michael Bublé, Sue Perkins, Isabella Rossellini, Rob Brydon, Harry Connick Jr., Katherine Jenkins, Johnny Vegas, Michael Palin, Rod Stewart, Dame Shirley Bassey, Rhod Gilbert, Michael Sheen, Bill Bailey, Stephen Fry, David Gray, Annie Lennox, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., Will Young, Jedward, Pixie Lott, Stephen Merchant, Christina Ricci, Toni Collette, Shappi Khorsandi, Billie Piper, John Cleese, Martin Clunes, Lee Mack, Jennifer Lopez, Karen Gillan, Brooke Shields, Miranda Hart, Eric Idle, Janet Jackson, Marcus Brigstocke, Chris Rock, Diana Vickers, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Jack Whitehall, Amanda Holden, Kelly Rowland, David Hyde Pierce, Fyfe Dangerfield, Jason Manford, Katy Perry, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Charlotte Church, Russell Howard, Lord Sir Alan Sugar, James Blunt, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Farrell, Daniel Radcliffe, Rhod Gilbert, Bette Midler, David Haye, Jack Black, Justin Bieber, Ann Widdecombe, Katherine Jenkins, Sean Lock, K.T. Tunstall, Cher, The Script, Matt Smith, EastEnders' Kara Tointon, Ellie Goulding, Eliza Doolittle, Keanu Reeves, Donald Sutherland, Matt LeBlanc, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Vince Vaughn, Sarah Millican, Kate Hudson, Russell Kane, Tinie Tempah, Dame Helen Mirren, Emily Blunt, The Wanted, Sigourney Weaver, Professor Brian Cox, Ashton Kutcher, Heston Blumenthal, Greg Davies, Matthew Fox, John Bishop, Jessie J, Stanley Tucci, Bruno Mars, Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Blue (Simon Webbe, Lee Ryan, Duncan James and Antony Costa), Jon Richardson, Jennifer Hudson, k.d. lang, Adele, Robert Pattinson, Hugh Laurie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Jason Byrne, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Elle Macpherson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Cee Lo, Rob Lowe, Alex Kingston, The Hangover's Ed Helms, Liza Minnelli, James McAvoy, Tom Hanks, Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Pegg, Cameron Diaz, Kathy Griffin, Bear Grylls, Jessie Wallace, The Saturdays, Ewan McGregor, Chris O'Dowd, Example and many more. My favourite part of the show (technically a main reason for me to watch) is the red chair (originally called "That's All We've Got Time For), where a member of the studio audience sits down, obviously Graham finds out their name, where their from and what they do, and they have a short story or anecdote to tell that has to be interesting and funny, and if they start to bore Graham and the audience he has a lever by his side to pull and eject them backwards off the chair, if they do have a good story they are allowed to walk. Very good!
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