Graham Norton recently announced his departure from BBC Radio 2, after 10 years on the station.
However, the TV and radio presenter is now set to join Virgin Radio as the host of a new weekend show. The new programme will take place on both Saturdays and Sundays.
Addressing his new role, Norton said, “I am excited and a little surprised to be joining Virgin Radio UK in 2021.
“I was very content where I was but the opportunity to host shows across the weekend seemed too good to miss out on. Plus the energy and enthusiasm at Virgin Radio are infectious and I can’t wait to get started! Did I mention the studios are very close to my house?”
How can I listen to Graham Norton on Virgin Radio?
Norton’s new weekend show on Virgin Radio will launch in 2021.
You can listen to Virgin Radio on DAB or Digital radio, download the Virgin Radio UK app on iOS or Android, listen online at virginradio.co.uk, ask your Amazon Echo or Google Home to play Virgin Radio UK, or listen on Sky channel 0215 or Freesat channel 736.
Leaving BBC Radio 2 after a decade
The presenter will leave his Saturday morning BBC Radio 2 slot next month, with his final programme to take place on Saturday 19 December 2020.
When his departure from BBC Radio 2 was announced last week, Norton said, “Obviously I’m sad to be stepping away from my Radio 2 show. 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. Happily with the chat show, Eurovision and Drag Race the BBC continues to be my perfect tv home.”
Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2 said, “For the past decade, Graham has made Saturday mornings his own on Radio 2. 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.”
New plans for the Saturday morning BBC Radio 2 schedule are to be announced in due course.