One of the BBC's highest-paid talents, Graham Norton, is an Irishman who hosts the eponymous talk show The Graham Norton Show on BBC One. The Irish TV presenter's background on BBC is pretty much astonishing as he secured five-time BAFTA TV Award for his comedy chit-chat show.
The BBC poll conducted in 2004 marked Graham as the eighth most influential person in the United Kingdom's culture.
Is Openly Gay BBC's Star Graham Married?
Despite being an openly gay celebrity, Irishman Graham Norton didn't want to come out as a gay while he was growing up. He appeared on ITV's This Morning on 9 October 2018 and revealed why he tried to avoid talking about his sexuality. The Dublin native said:
There were gay bars in Dublin and Cork but I didn’t know. And also I wasn’t even sure that I was gay. Those realisations come to you suddenly, because you don’t want to be. So you’re kind of thinking: ‘Oh maybe I’m not.'
The host of The Graham Norton Show believes that it would be easier for him to find out a long-time partner if he was a straight man. During his 2015 interview with The Sunday Mirror, the BBC host said that if he wasn't a gay, a female partner would be a mother of his children and that person would be someone he can hold his arms while attending the red carpet rather than alpha males.
Graham has a record of broken relationships in the past. He and his former boyfriend, Scott Michaels, were in a relationship from 1995 to 2000. He then dated Canadian software designer Trevor Paterson in 2010 but their relationship gained a bitter taste, and they split in 2013. Moreover, Graham's affair with music marketing consultant Andrew Smith came to a sad ending during the summer of 2015.
Graham Norton and his ex-partner Andrew Smith's relationship ended during the summer of 2015 (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
After his breakup with Andrew, he chatted with Radio 2 show co-presenter Maria McErlane and revealed that he would prefer to stay single for the rest of his life. With his firm verdict, as of November 2018, Graham is relishing his celibate life. He has never been married.
Graham's Earnings And Net Worth!
Irish presenter and comedian Graham, 55, relishes a hefty net worth of $30 million. The five-time BAFTA TV Award winner accumulates a whopping $5 million as his annual salary. As a presenter of BBC chit-chat shows The Graham Norton Show, he collected £600,000 to £609,000 in 2017-18 and during 2016-17, Graham earned between £850,000 to £899,000.
In the early 1990s, Graham got his first break as a regular comedian on the BBC Radio 4 shows Loose Ends. Since then, the eight-time award winner has become one of the biggest stars of BBC and has hosted the TV shows like Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment, Carnal Knowledge, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, and When Will I Be Famous?. In February 2007, the TV presenter starred on BBC One The Graham Norton Show.
Besides hosting a multitude of different shows, Graham has starred in several films as an actor. He portrayed the character of Mr. Puckov in 2006 flick Another Gay Movie. He is also notable for his appearances in the movies like 'God and Dave, 'I Could Never Be Your Woman,' and 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.'
Short Bio And Wiki
Born as Graham William Walker on 4 April 1963, Graham is a native of Dublin, Ireland. The five-time BAFTA TV Award winner stands at the height of 1.73 m (5 feet 8 inches). He attended the Cork University and studied French and English, as per wiki.
At the age of seven, the Irish television presenter moved to Bandon, County Cork with his parents Rhonda and Billy. His parents educated him at the Bandon Primary School and found out that their son was not very athelete and preferred to be a bookworm. According to his mother Rhonda, Graham's sense of humor comes from his father who passed away in 2001 due to multiple sclerosis.