Tuesday 17 July 2018

Norton to tell all with first book in 10 years

A DECADE after completing his first autobiography, Graham Norton is putting the finishing touches to another.

In this publication, he will be focusing on the people and places that have meant the most to him from his childhood to the present.

The presenter and comedian said the book, entitled The Life and Loves of a He Devil, would cover his love for "Dolly Parton and dogs to wine and Ireland".

Sharing his excitement for its autumn release with fans on social media, the 51-year-old posted a photo of the title page and captioned it: "Sorry I've had no words for Twitter for a bit. I was using them all up finishing this! Out in October!"

This time round the Cork native is writing on the theme of love, telling stories of his Irish childhood and all the things he loved about home as a young boy, as well as the new loves and obsessions of his life.


"It's been 10 years since I last put fingertip to keyboard," he said.

"A lot has happened to me since then, but being a decade older it strikes me that what makes a life interesting is less what happens to you, but more what drives and inspires you."

Assuring his fans that the book would remain light-hearted, he added: "When I say this is the most personal thing I've ever written, don't worry - it also contains stories about mystery objects found in dog poo and celebrity actress farts."

Series 15 of the BBC star's self-titled chat show 
finished on June 27, coinciding with his annual two-month holiday from his Saturday morning slot on BBC Radio Two.

Pencilled in to host the programme in his absence is Co Down comedian Patrick Kielty, who takes over for three weeks in August before funnyman Lee Mack takes the helm until Graham's return in mid-September.

Making the most of his holidays, the Eurovision commentator is currently enjoying some time off in New York where he has one of his four homes.


A fan of musicals, Norton has been raving about the productions he has seen on Broadway this week.

On Saturday night he attended Hedwig and the Angry Inch, while on Sunday he was at Cabaret, starring Scottish actor Alan Cumming and three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams.


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