If you can’t be nice you’d better stay at home.” Some of the victims of his prank calls might not agree and he is just as capable as Ross of giving offence.
Lesbians are a frequent target of his humour and he was forced to make an on-air apology after a tasteless gag shortly after the death of Bee Gees singer Maurice Gibb.
I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I'm truly passionate about.I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few.He could no longer boost the rival channel’s ratings with his outrageously cheeky late-night shows So Graham Norton or V Graham Norton.These were based on lots of audience participation and surfing the dingier corners of the internet in the company of a visibly gobsmacked celebrity.“Look what they’ve done with Strictly Come Dancing. So then we have Strictly Come Dancing, the ice-skating version.
Then you have Graham Norton coming in and doing one of them because they don’t know what else to do with him.” Ouch. In a surprise announcement yesterday Ross, who still seemed bitter about his Sachsgate disgrace when he presented the British Comedy Awards last month, announced he is leaving the corporation altogether, turning his back on that vast salary before he has to renegotiate it.
He decided he wanted to be a serious actor and went to drama school in London but moved into comedy with a drag act based on Mother Teresa.
He helped to host a late-night comedy show and ended up winning a best newcomer award, followed by his own show on Channel 4.
That leaves a vacancy for his coveted Friday-night spot – and there is no question who is at the front of the queue.
As the BBC’s own media correspondent said on its website yesterday afternoon: “Graham Norton could be a ready-made TV replacement.
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