The Graham Norton Show

10 Worst Episodes of The Graham Norton Show

Each week celebrity guests join Irish comedian Graham Norton to discuss what's being going on around the world that week. The guests poke fun and share their opinions on the main news stories. Graham is often joined by a band or artist to play the show out.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 12, 2023.

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The Graham Norton Show - S27E1

#10 - Michael Bublé, Daisy Haggard, Martin Freeman, Michael Sheen, Celeste (Season 27 - Episode 1)

The BAFTA award-winning host is back, connecting to the world around him with his famous mix of star guests, jokes and stories, including the notorious red chair - now relocated to the comfort of your own armchair at home.

The episode was rated 6.93 from 58 votes.

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#9 - Jeff Goldblum, Imelda Staunton, Louis Theroux, Lior Suchard, Mabel (Season 27 - Episode 4)


On Graham's virtual sofa: the King of Cool, actor Jeff Goldblum; Harry Potter star Imelda Staunton; cult documentary maker Louis Theroux; master mentalist Lior Suchard; and music from Brit-Award winner Mabel.

The episode was rated 6.92 from 38 votes.

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#8 - Episode 12 (Season 28 - Episode 12)

Among the guests joining Graham: Peep Show duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb, Oscar-winner Regina King, actor Anya Taylor-Joy and singer Olly Alexander. Plus music from singer-songwriter Yungblud.

The episode was rated 6.88 from 41 votes.

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#7 - Julianne Moore, Michael Flatley, Bill Bailey, Cuba Gooding Jr, Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula (Season 16 - Episode 17)


Among the guests on Graham's sofa are: actress Julianne Moore, Oscar-nominated for her role in Still Alice as a professor with early onset Alzheimer's; Irish dancing king Michael Flatley, on his farewell tour of Lord of the Dance; top comedian Bill Bailey; and Cuba Gooding Jr, Oscar-winning star of Jerry Maguire, talking about the Martin Luther King movie Selma. Plus Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula performing Water Under Bridges.

The episode was rated 6.88 from 16 votes.

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#6 - Episode 8 (Season 30 - Episode 8)

Graham is joined by Daniel Craig, Fleur East, Clive Myrie, Ian McKellen and John Bishop. Charlie Puth performs with his single Loser.

The episode was rated 6.76 from 29 votes.

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#5 - Episode 20 (Season 29 - Episode 20)


Among the guests joining Graham this week: Sherlock and Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch, Oscar-nominated for his performance in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog; iconic drag queen and recording artist RuPaul, promoting RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs the World; Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones, in twisted thriller Fresh; and Philomena Cunk herself, Diane Morgan, star of comedy series Mandy. With music from Regard x Years & Years, who perform their new single Hallucination.

The episode was rated 6.76 from 33 votes.

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#4 - Katy Perry, Steve Carell, Dakota Johnson, Alan Carr, John Legend (Season 27 - Episode 7)

Joining Graham on his the virtual sofa this week are pop superstar Katy Perry, American Office star Steve Carell, promoting new Netflix series Space Force, Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson, starring in romantic comedy The High Note and comedian Alan Carr, talking about his Epic Gameshow series. Plus, featuring a home musical performance from the one and only John Legend.

The episode was rated 6.75 from 36 votes.

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#3 - Robbie Williams, Paul O'Grady, Darcey Bussell, Felix Baumgartner (Season 12 - Episode 3)


Graham is joined by Robbie Williams, chatting and performing his new single; comedian Paul O'Grady; Strictly judge Darcey Bussell and daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner.

The episode was rated 6.55 from 11 votes.

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#2 - Compilation Show 2 (Season 29 - Episode 22)

More highlights from the series, featuring Adele, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Ant and Dec, Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dawn French, Olivia Colman, Martin Freeman and RuPaul.

The episode was rated 6.54 from 13 votes.

The Graham Norton Show - S23E13

#1 - Compilation Show (Season 23 - Episode 13)


A compilation of highlights from the current series featuring Chris Pratt, Emily Blunt, Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Bullock, David Beckham, Bryce Dallas Howard, Usain Bolt, Emilia Clarke, Channing Tatum, Kylie Minogue, Dwayne Johnson, Gloria Estefan, Jeff Goldblum, Vanessa Kirby, Mary Berry and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The episode was rated 6.50 from 10 votes.

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