Graham Norton announces he's quitting BBC radio following 10 years in the job
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Graham Norton announces he's quitting BBC radio following 10 years in the job

GRAHAM NORTON has announced that he will be leaving BBC radio next month after over a decade in the job.

The Irishman will host his final Saturday Morning show on BBC Radio 2 on December 19.

Following the news, Norton said he was "sad to be stepping away" from a role he's "thoroughly enjoyed" since he took over from Jonathan Ross in 2010.

"Obviously I'm sad to be stepping away from my Radio 2 show," the 57-year-old said.

"I'll miss being a part of the Wogan House family, as well as the listeners and their lives. I'd like to thank my producer Malcolm Prince and all the teams I've worked with for a great decade of radio."

Head of BBC Radio 2 Helen Thomas said: "For the past decade, Graham has made Saturday mornings his own on Radio 2.

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"His sparkling interviews, as well as his brilliant shows from the Eurovision host city each May, have kept millions of listeners entertained each week.

"On behalf of the Radio 2 listeners, and everyone in Wogan House, we'd like to thank him and wish him the very best of luck for the future."

Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore added that Norton would be "hugely missed".

While he's stepping away from his radio commitments, Norton will be continuing his beloved chat show, as well as his role in the BBC's coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest.