BC Radio 2 today announces that Graham Norton has decided to leave the network later this year. Ten years after presenting his first Saturday morning (10am-1pm) show for the station, Graham will present his last programme on Saturday 19 December 2020
Graham joined Radio 2 in October 2010 to host the Saturday morning (10am – 1pm) slot, taking over from Jonathan Ross. The show features an entertaining mix of music and celebrity guest interviews and over the years, Graham’s guests have included Kylie Minogue, JK Rowling, David Tennant and Tina Turner. Regular features include the Agony Aunt slot Grill Graham, with co-presenter Maria McErlane, and his pick of a cheesy song of the week, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better.
Of course the big question is who will replace Graham Norton on Radio 2?
Here, we look at the main contenders…
Rylan has established himself as a popular presenter on Radio 2 and has made afternoons a must-listen for millions. Will the BBC promote him to their flagship Saturday morning show?
Like Rylan, Dermot is a popular presenter and in his current Saturday breakfast slot, he’s used to interviewing big guests and introducing live music. Will Dermot be switching slot?
This Morning favourite Alison Hammond only recently made her debut on Radio 2, but has proved popular when filling in for Rylan. Is she set to land one of the biggest gigs in radio?
Like Alison, Michelle has been honing her presenting skills filling in for Rylan. A natural on the radio and popular with the BBC, is Michelle set to land a permanent gig?
She’s one of the BBC’s highest paid presenters yet is currently tucked quietly away on the Radio 2 schedule on Sunday evenings. Will Claudia be filling Graham’s shoes?
Scott has almost clocked up 21 years on Radio 1 and has spread his wings in 2020, presenting on both 5 Live and Radio 2. Is Scott set to make the switch to two?
Alan and Mel
Established as Graham’s Summer replacements, will Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes be given the main gig?
Of course, it could be none of the above! Tell us who you think should take over, below…