Graham Norton

Graham William Walker , better known by his stage name Graham Norton, is an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, and actor based in the United Kingdom. He is a fivetime BAFTA TV Award winner for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show. Previously shown on BBC Two, it took the prestigious Friday night slot on BBC One from Jonathan Ross in 2010. He also presents on BBC Radioand is the BBC television commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest, which led Hot Press to describe him as the 21st centurys answer to Terry Wogan. Norton is known for his innuendoladen dialogue and flamboyant presentation style. In 2012, he sold his production company, So Television, to ITV for aroundmillion.

Norton was born in Clondalkin, a suburb of Dublin, but grew up in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland. His family are Church Of Ireland. His fathers family were from County Wicklow, while his mother was from Belfast. He was educated at Bandon Grammar School, in West Cork, and then University College, Cork , where he spent two years studying English and French in the 1980s but did not complete his studies. In June 2013 he received an honorary doctorate from University College Cork he occasionally mentions this in order to win onair arguments on his BBC Radioshow.

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