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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:57 pm    Post subject: Graham Norton leaving Radio 2 Reply with quote

Graham is leaving the station, with his last show on Saturday 19th December. He will continue to present Eurovision and his TV chat show but will no longer be on the radio.

It'll be shame to lose him, not least because I worry who they'll replace him with!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54902490
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Ian. My first thought was who on earth will we get next.

I must admit I don't often listen at the moment but we did at least every other week when we were travelling up to the NE for football and heard some interesting interviews.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Graham's very good, and while I don't listen as much as I used to I do still enjoy his snark. He's got something about him.

Anyway, I'm expecting Rylan but someone's pointed out to me that it looks like Scott Mills could be leaving Radio 1, so maybe he's in the frame.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
I think Graham's very good, and while I don't listen as much as I used to I do still enjoy his snark. He's got something about him.

Anyway, I'm expecting Rylan but someone's pointed out to me that it looks like Scott Mills could be leaving Radio 1, so maybe he's in the frame.


He certainly has,Ian. Smile

He does his own thing and somehow gets away with it on the BBC.

I love him.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joining Virgin Radio!

https://t.co/rHvp8GLVnp

Must say I'm a bit surprised, considering how good the BBC have been to him. He won't get anywhere near the listening figures he does now, but Virgin must be paying him a lot. He's taking Maria with him but not producer Malcolm.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

400% pay rise!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Claudia Winkleman confirmed as the replacement.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I wonder what will happen to her Sunday show?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
So I wonder what will happen to her Sunday show?

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That ended months ago!

If you remember, she used to do the Arts Programme but then was increasingly absent so they axed it. Then she did the Sunday show but was again not there much so they had to replace it (eventually with Sunday Night Is Music Night), and she also launched Sounds of the 90s but couldn't commit so Fearne Cotton replaced her.

Why they think this will be fourth time lucky is beyond me. This will end in tears again - especially if she takes a summer holiday then can't do Saturdays because of Strictly.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that Ian but that was at the time Covid struck and of course she was always missing for Strictly. What I really meant was will FNIMN continue on Sundays or what will we get? Shudder to think really.

Personally I think FNIMN is suited to a Sunday night.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's another Sunday shake-up coming, but I don't know the full details. I suspect FNIMN will stay, but there's no mention of any other commitments in the BBC's press release about Claudia today.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no fan of Graham Norton and Claudia Winkelman leaves me cold so looks like I'll be staying with Classic
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They like to put a TV 'personality' in the Saturday schedule. I used to like Jonathan Ross in that slot, chiefly because of his mate Andy's music choices. As much as I like Graham Norton's TV show, I rarely listened to the R2 one. I thought it'd be between the Winkle and Fearne Cotton. Be thankful it wasn't Alex Jones off The One Show...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to like Ross in that slot as well OR. Haven't listened to that slot since he left. It always seem to be hosted by Shouty McShoutface.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame that Danny Baker blotted his copy book a couple of years back.
It looks they're repeating a few In Concerts on Saturday and Sunday evenings but that might just be temporary.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny would chew his own arm off, to get back on the radio. It's a pity, as I loved his radio work. And his books. He's a good man.

I don't really enjoy live concerts on the radio, Foggy. I like to be able to see them, too. Which reminds me - I watched a Cyndi Lauper gig...Austin City Limits I think it was called, last Saturday tea time. Astounding. I've always liked her, but I had no idea she would be so great live. I think Madonna and her various body parts stopped Cyndi getting the credit she deserves.

Six...I have no idea who Shouty McShoutface is (unless it's Chris Evans) but I had a good laugh when I read it!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a fan of live concerts on the radio either Raver.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham Norton's leaving Virgin Radio now. Angela Scanlon to take over until a proper replacement is found, which suggests this has come as a bit of a sudden surprise to Virgin.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2024 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never had the pleasure of listen to any of his Virgin shows. But hardly ever miss any of his BBC TV shows. Last week's with Jodie Foster and Olivia Colman was a belter. Apparently, he wants his weekends back. Then there's Wheel of Fortune, his books, and I think his private life is a little rocky, so good luck to him.

Besides, before you know it, Eurovision will be upon us! Royaume Uni, nil points!
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