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24th Feb 2024

Graham Norton announces shock departure from weekend radio show

Ryan Price

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Graham Norton has announced that he is leaving his Virgin Radio weekend show.

The talk show host has presented the weekend mid-morning show on Virgin Radio for the past three years, but on Saturday announced live on air that he would be stepping away from the slot with almost immediate effect.

Norton, who left rival broadcaster BBC Radio 2 in 2020 after a decade, told listeners around 9:30 am this morning that tomorrow will be his last time presenting the much-loved programme.

Norton co-hosts with fellow broadcaster Maria McErlane from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and has done so since 2021.

The 60-year-old clarified that he is not leaving Virgin Radio completely, but said that he will no longer be a part of the weekend schedule.

Fans have taken to X, formerly known as Twitter, to voice their shock and disappointment at Norton’s decision to hang up the headphones.

While no reason has been given for the announcement as of yet, Graham’s name has been suggested as a replacement for Steve Wright on Sunday Love Songs at Radio 2, following the radio legend’s passing last week.

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