‘I’m sad to be stepping away’: Graham Norton confirms he will LEAVE his BBC Radio 2 show in December after a ten year stint on the airwaves
- Graham will present his last programme on Saturday December 19th 2020
- It has not yet been confirmed who will be replacing Graham, with the BBC teasing that a new schedule will be announced in due course
Graham Norton has confirmed he will leave his Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2 after 10-years on the airwaves.
The much-loved presenter, 57, has decided to leave the network before Christmas, a decade after presenting his first Saturday morning show for the station.
Graham will present his last programme on Saturday December 19th 2020.
Farewell: Graham Norton has confirmed he will leave his Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2 after 10-years on the airwaves
Announcing the news on Wednesday, he said: ‘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.’
Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer, added: ‘Graham Norton will be hugely missed on Saturday mornings on Radio 2.
‘He is a first class broadcaster but I’m thrilled he’s committed to continuing to be a regular fixture on the BBC as the host of his hugely popular and award-winning The Graham Norton Show, the BBC’s coverage of Eurovision and Drag Race UK.’
Graham joined Radio 2 in October 2010 to host the Saturday morning slot, taking over from Jonathan Ross.
His guests have included Kylie Minogue, JK Rowling, David Tennant and Tina Turner.
It has not yet been confirmed who will be replacing Graham, with the BBC teasing that a new schedule will be announced in due course.
Head of Radio 2 Helen Thomas praised Graham as she shared: ‘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.
‘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.”