The Graham Norton Show is replaced during BBC One summer shake up as the programme takes a summer break
The Graham Norton Show has been replaced during a huge BBC One summer shake up, it was revealed on Wednesday.
The long-running programme hosted by Graham, 60, usually airs on the channel at 10:40pm on Friday nights.
Originally being shown on BBC Two in 2007, his show landed the prestigious slot in 2010 when it took over from Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
It wrapped up its latest series in February, ahead of two ‘best bits’ compilation episodes.
The show faces being off-air for six months during a summer break, with the 31st season beginning later this year.
Taking a break: The Graham Norton Show has been replaced during a huge BBC One summer shake up, it was revealed on Wednesday
Up next: While the show faces being off-air for six months during a summer break, BBC One will begin airing The Chris and Rosie Ramsey Show from May 12
BBC One have since been playing films on a Friday night however, will begin airing The Chris and Rosie Ramsey Show from May 12.
Meanwhile, host Graham is set for a busy summer as the star-studded team hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest from Liverpool to audiences across the world has been announced.
Presenting the grand final on May 13 to a global audience of 160 million will be Eurovision legend Graham, along with Ukrainian singer, composer and frontwoman of The Hardkiss alternative band, Julia Sanina.
Emmy Award-winning actress Hannah Waddingham and pop star Alesha Dixon will also be joining them.
Presenting the two live semi-finals on May 9 and 11 from Liverpool will be Julia, Hannah and Alesha.
Ukrainian broadcaster Timur Miroshnychenko will be the Eurovision correspondent in Liverpool, appearing in VT inserts during the live shows and giving live insights from Ukraine’s commentary box in the Liverpool Arena.
He will front the opening ceremony live stream on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube Channel alongside Liverpudlian presenter Sam Quek.
For the grand final commentary on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, Graham and comedian Mel Giedroyc will take turns in the commentary box to bring those watching at home their unique and expert views on the 2023 acts.
Iconic: Meanwhile, Graham is set for a busy summer as the star-studded team hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest from Liverpool has been announced
For the first time in the UK’s Eurovision Song Contest history, both semi-finals will be live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Radio DJs Scott Mills and Rylan will bring UK audiences their colourful commentary.
There will be a special commentary team on BBC Radio Merseyside, which will include Claire Sweeney and the winner of The Voice of Eurovision talent search, which is currently underway to discover new Liverpudlian talent.