Graham Norton Bids Emotional Farewell In Final Virgin Radio Show

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Graham Norton bid emotional farewell to his listeners, signing off on Sunday for the final time from his weekend present on Virgin Radio.

The widespread Irish presenter had simply 24 hours earlier than instructed his viewers dwell on air that this might be his final weekend internet hosting this system.

The starting of his remaining present Sunday morning started with him telling listeners: ”’Here we go, one final gallop across the paddock.”

His first music of the day was Pet Shop Boys’ Always on my Mind.

Saying goodbye three hours later, Norton instructed his listeners: “My remaining thanks needs to be to you, to you for listening and sharing your lives with us.

“We’ve beloved listening to your messages and discovering out what you’ve been as much as, and what you’ve preferred, what you haven’t preferred, what’s made you content, what’s made you unhappy over these years.

“It has been such a privilege to sit here and share your weekends with you for the last three years and two months.”

He added of his Virgin Radio group: “It is a really lovely place to work here at the top of the tower. They’ve created such a nice atmosphere and I’ve only had good times here.” He added: “Goodbye again, see you soon … Thank you very much for your company this weekend. I hope you enjoyed the shows.”

Virgin Radio is owned alongside TalkTV by News UK, with each stations broadcasting from the centre of London. Of Norton’s departure, in an announcement launched to Deadline, Virgin Radio Content Director Mike Cass stated: “Graham Norton has delighted Virgin Radio’s weekend listeners for the last three years. He steps back from the weekend show with our thanks and with our delight that he remains part of the wider Virgin Radio family. His are big boots to fill, and we’ll be announcing the owner of those feet in the weeks to come.”

In addition to his radio and TV chatshow duties, Norton has for the previous decade commentated for the BBC on the Eurovision Song Contest. Last yr, he co-presented the present when it was staged in Liverpool, when the UK took the place of host nation for the earlier winners Ukraine.

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