Graham Norton plans ‘risqué’ jokes for Eurovision
Ultra-camp TV presenter Graham Norton is planning to give a much more adult feel to the Eurovision Song Contest than his predecessor Sir Terry Wogan.
Norton, whose TV shows often involve much nudity and double entendre, told Telegraph.co.uk:
“The show goes on quite late so I plan to do some jokes.
“After 20,000 countries have voted it’s quite late and the children have gone to bed, and even Terry could be quite risqué at times.
“Look, if I only present the show once, I’ll be happy.”
Norton took on the £6 million contract to present Eurovison on UK screens in December 2008.
At the time, he said:
“Sir Terry is nothing less than legend and is an impossible act to follow, but somebody must and I just couldn’t say no.
“I can’t wait to get to Moscow.
“With a combination of cheap vodka and a language barrier what could possibly go wrong?”
Sir Terry gave up his 35-year tenure as the voice of Eurovision in Britain as he felt that it was “no longer a music contest” and that Western European acts had little chance of winning in Moscow.