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Graham Norton’s funniest moments

Simon Hemelryk / 20 September 2016

From Eurovision to sending up his guests on his chat show, here are some of the chat show host's best lines and highlights.

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Graham Norton. Featureflash Photo Agency /

Graham has a big surprise for American actress and devoted Spice Girls fan, Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), on The Graham Norton Show in 2014. 

After his co-host at the 2015 Eurovision song contest excitedly told viewers there were 14 more songs to go:

‘She says that like it’s a good thing.’

On Azerbaijan’s peculiar, arty performance the same year:

‘This is actually quite a good song, but you may not notice it because you’ll be distracted by the…well, let’s call them dancers. At points you might think they’ve had a bad oyster, but, truly, it’s choreographed.’

On Lord Grantham’s unfortunately named pet Labrador:

‘Downton killed off their dog Isis…over fears she’d started to radicalise Mrs Patmore.’

Reading Twitter comments about One Direction’s Zayn Malik in 2014.

On swoonsome British actor Tom Hiddleston at the 2016 BAFTA Awards:

‘Thanks to his performance in The Night Manager, Donald Trump was only the second most-talked-about a*** of the year.’

Observing the UK backing dancers backstage at the Eurovision 2010 contest.

‘They’re drinking quite a lot. It’s almost like they think they’re not going to perform again.’

Introducing the 2013 Greek entry at the Eurovision final in Malmö.

‘The song is called “Alcohol is Free”. Ironic to sing that in Sweden, where it’s anything else. You have to sell your car to get a pint.

Graham is astonished to see a certain monument in the background as France delivers its 2014 Eurovision results.

‘Oh look it’s the Eiffel Tower! I keep forgetting it’s there. They remind me every year.’

Graham Norton's best one-liners

‘A good rule to remember for life is that when it comes to plastic surgery and sushi, never be attracted by a bargain.’

‘Do I have more depth than I’m given credit for? No!’

‘Straight men just can’t imagine the bliss of being in a relationship with someone who finds farting as funny as they do.’


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