Graham Norton Announces New Virgin Radio Job, Days After Stepping Down From BBC Radio 2

The presenter revealed last week that he was leaving his Saturday morning Radio 2 show after 10 years.

Graham Norton has announced he’ll present a new weekend show on Virgin Radio just days after stepping down from his post at BBC Radio 2.

It’s now been confirmed the Irish presenter will front a new weekend show on Virgin Radio, airing on both Saturdays and Sundays.

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He 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!”

He then joked: “Did I mention the studios are very close to my house?”

After announcing he was leaving Radio 2, Graham insisted that he would continue working with the BBC on his usual talk show and the UK’s Eurovision coverage, as well as judging the new series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

“Happily with the chat show, Eurovision and Drag Race, the BBC continues to be my perfect TV home,” he said at the time.

This isn’t the first time that a high-profile presenter has made the jump from Radio 2 to Virgin Radio, though.

In 2018, Chris Evans announced that he was leaving the Radio 2 breakfast show to host a new early-morning show on Virgin.

Since Chris’ departure, the Radio 2 breakfast show has been presented by Zoe Ball.

No replacement for Graham – who will present his final show on Radio 2 next month – has been confirmed as of yet.


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