Graham Norton is one of the most popular and highest paid stars on British television. But he tends to keep his personal life just that way – private.
However, here’s what we know about the BBC star’s love life, why he quit his job on BBC Radio 2, and much more …
Who is Graham Norton married to?
Graham Norton has never been married.
However, there is some confusion online about his relationship with the agonizing Aunt Maria McErlane.
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She has worked with Graham on television and radio for decades and often jokingly refers to herself as his “wife”.
She’s just joking, however, and these two good friends have never been married.
Who is Graham’s ex-boyfriend?
Graham kept himself notoriously private about his love life for years.
But in 2011 he announced that he was dating Trevor Patterson. They split in 2013 and he was Andrew Smith’s music advisor until 2015.
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In 2018 reports surfaced that Graham was dating a crew member on the Graham Norton Show.
Despite the rumors, the alleged crew member was never revealed. It is also not known whether it is still an item.
What did Graham say about dating?
Graham has said in the past that he believed his exes disliked him to be famous.
He said The Sunday mirror that his exes “loathed” to take part in dazzling showbiz events with him.
And that the pressure to meet a famous person could often prove to be too great.
The star stated, “All of the things they thought they’d enjoy going out with me end up being hideous because they didn’t deserve it. That puts increasing strain on the relationship. “
Does Graham have children?
Graham Norton has no children.
How did Graham get so famous?
Graham started out as a stand-up comedian in the early 90s.
After winning multiple awards and taking a few happy breaks, he got a role as a late-night host on Channel 4 in 1998.
He hosted So Graham Norton until 2002 and then V Graham Norton until 2003.
By 2004, he was named Most Powerful Person in TV Comedy by the Radio Times.
Trying to make it in America, he hosted Comedy Central’s Graham Norton Effect in 2004.
However, by 2005 he returned to the UK and hosted a number of successful BBC series.
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His now hugely popular chat show, The Gordon Norton Show, premiered in 2007.
In 2010 he replaced Jonathan Ross on Radio Two for the coveted Saturday morning slot.
Why did he quit his job on BBC Radio 2?
Graham announced that he would be leaving Radio Two after ten years for a new role on Virgin Radio.
He says one of the reasons he is leaving is because his salary will no longer be publicly known.
He said The sun: “The list of high earners that I didn’t like to be on, hey, I’m not now.
“In that sense, it made me leave, but that was a bonus for leaving, it wasn’t the main driving force.”
He also said he hoped to work fewer hours with Virgin and that he stopped enjoying his BBC radio concert during the lockdown.
When is the Graham Norton Show next?
The Graham Norton Show continues on Fridays at 10:45 p.m. on BBC One.
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