Graham Norton promises ‘same old me’ as he begins Virgin Radio show

Graham Norton joked that his new listeners at Virgin Radio should expect the “same old me” as he made his debut as a weekend host on the station. The chat show host, who departed BBC Radio 2 in December after a decade on air, kicked off his new slot with a song by “the original virgin” – Hung Up by Madonna. The 57-year-old has followed in the footsteps of ex-Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans in joining Virgin Radio, and Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman is replacing him in his former slot. Starting his show on Saturday morning, Norton thanked early morning presenter Amy Voce for her glowing introduction.