Graham Norton is the new host of virgin radio. His show Virgin’s flagship weekend show on Saturdays and Sundays come 2021. He is 57 years old and he has been with BBC Radio 2 and now he is set to leave.
Graham has hosted his BBC Radio 2 show for 10 years and is set to present his final episode on December 19.
However, he’ll still be working for the BBC in 2021 and beyond as the host of the long-running ‘Graham Norton Show’, as well as commentating on the Eurovision Song Contest.
Graham replaced Jonathan Ross on Radio 2 in 2010, and Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s chief content officer, recently admitted he’ll be “hugely missed” on the station.
“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.”
She said: “He is a first-class broadcaster but I’m thrilled he’s committed to continuing to be a regular fixture on the BBC.”
Speaking previously about his exit from Radio 2, Graham – who is also a judge on ‘Drag Race UK’ – explained: “Obviously I’m sad to be stepping away from my Radio 2 show.
Graham said: “I am excited and a little surprised to be joining Virgin Radio UK in 2021.
“I was very content where I was but the opportunity to host shows across the weekend seemed too good to miss out on. Plus the energy and enthusiasm at Virgin Radio are infectious and I can’t wait to get started! Did I mention the studios are very close to my house?”