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Saturday 10 October 2009

Graham Norton's down on his luck

Posted in: International Daily News
By Daily News Staff - 7th October 2009

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BBC star Graham Norton has spoken out about the poor response to his most recent show, and his struggle to find an intelligent boyfriend.

Down & out?: Graham Norton
His Totally Saturday chat show was a ratings disaster. Norton, 46, told Digital Spy: "We all took a punt on it and thought people would like it. We were wrong! Very, very wrong! People didn't."

"You just have to dust yourself off and you can't let it put you off trying again."

The camp star says he wouldn't mind a boyfriend, but finds it hard to meet suitable men. "Being on the TV makes it easier to meet people. But no intelligent person would want to go out with someone off the telly."

But being single is preferable to being in a bad relationship, he considers. "I'm a great one for looking at other people's relationships and thinking, 'I'm glad I'm not in that.'"

Norton was in trouble with the BBC last month after he described a photo as showing a "strange lesbian" on one of his shows. He was rapped over the knuckles for "reinforcing a potentially offensive stereotype."

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