Here's what viewers made of Jack Whitehall hosting The Graham Norton Show
There was a big change on the couch.
Graham Norton is far from being just a TV chatshow host because even before he launched his iconic show, we all knew and loved the Corkman from his time on Father Ted.
Aside from his, Norton is also an established author and radio presenter, so he's very much in demand. This week, Eurovision duty called as Norton had to temporarily leave his beloved chatshow and head off to Tel Aviv.
However, comedian Jack Whitehall was the man chosen to replace him and he was joined by Gwendoline Christie, Luke Evans, Peter Crouch and David Walliams on the couch.
Right from the beginning, Whitehall set the self-deprecating tone by noting just how weird it was to see someone else hosting Norton's show but the interviews flowed extremely well.
Gwendoline Christie was happy to chat some about her strangest crushes, Peter Crouch gave a few great anecdotes about his time as a footballer - his famous answer when asked 'what would you be if you weren't a footballer? is always gold - Luke Evans had a few stories about meeting the cast of Friends, and there was familiar vibe of friends slagging off each other between Walliams and Whitehall.
However, the main laugh of the night came during the 'Big Red Chair' segment when Whitehall got an unexpected blast from the past.
All things considered, viewers were pretty impressed with the new host because it couldn't have been easy.
Plenty of viewers were impressed by Whitehall's spot as the guest host on the show.
As a massive Graham Norton fam who once electrocuted @jackwhitehall I have to concede he’s doing a grand job this evening.
— Kirstie Allsopp (@KirstieMAllsopp) May 17, 2019
Jack Whitehall was the perfect choice as a stand in for Graham Norton. He's actually smashed it 👏👏
— Cranjis McBasketball (@jodibwithoutane) May 17, 2019
Anyone else think that Jack Whitehall is a great stand in for Graham Norton
— Ben Robinson (@b_robinson256) May 17, 2019
Jack Whitehall is smashing the Graham Norton show tonight. Seriously funny. Definitely should have his own late night talk show.
— Tom Munns (@TomMunns1) May 17, 2019
I have to say... I thought @jackwhitehall was excellent filling Graham Norton’s enormous shoes @TheGNShow tonight. That was a really enjoyable, relaxed show. I like and respect him a lot more now. #grahamnortonshow pic.twitter.com/K1WWixNVkd
— amyrobyn (@amyrobyn) May 17, 2019
Jack Whitehall smashed presenting Graham Norton lastnight, top marks.
— Dylan Davies (@dylan__davies) May 18, 2019
— linsey mcilroy (@linseymc85) May 17, 2019
— Mr Duncan Reid (@DuncanReid3) May 17, 2019
— Barry Wood (@barry_wood) May 17, 2019
However, as good as Whitehall was, some viewers felt that his guest spot highlighted just how good Graham Norton is.
I don’t mind Jack Whitehall but let’s face it nobody can fill Graham Norton’s shoes!! #GrahamNorton
— Eleni (@justelsg) May 17, 2019
#GrahamNorton This makes you realise how GOOD Graham Norton is at chat shows. He makes it look effortless and gives it the energy needed. This is a lacklustre performance this evening.
— DavidJO'Brien (@DavidJOBrienDav) May 17, 2019
— some some bloke on a windy Isle (@NeilWalmsley3) May 17, 2019
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