18 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
WITH 2018 nearly over, you can make sure that Graham Norton will cram everything he can into one last episode of his iconic chat show.
Here’s everyone who’s joining him on the sofa, proving that noone is the King of Talk quite like him…
The Graham Norton show is back with a New Year’s extravaganza
Who is on The Graham Norton Show?
The Crown star Olivia Colman will be on the sofa
Olivia, 44, has racked up a long list of credits, most notably ITV crime drama Broadchurch, in which she plays Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller.
But she also impressed in BBC spy thriller The Night Manager, in which she plays pregnant intelligence operative Angela Burr (a character who was male in the novels the programme is based on).
She’s also known for her roles in TV programmes Rev., Twenty Twelve, Accused and Fleabag, as well as the films The Lobster, Tyrannosaur, The Iron Lady, Locke, Cuban Fury and Hot Fuzz.
You soon be able to see her playing the Queen in the Crown series 3.
X men star Nicholas Hoult will also be celebrating the New Year
29-year-old Nick’s breakthrough role was Marcus Brewer in the 2002 comedy drama About a Boy, for which he was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer.
He then went on to play Tony Stonem in E4’s Skins.
Tony was the series’ central character in its first and second series, from 2007–2008.
He moved back into big screen roles, finding commercial success in X-Men and Mad Max.
Aside from acting, he is also famous for being one of Jennifer Lawrence’s exes.
The couple started dating in 2010, but they broke up in 2014.
British actress Keira Knightley joins Graham and friends
Kiera, 33, began acting as a child on television.
She made her breakthrough into films with the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham, and achieved international fame in 2003 after playing Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
Her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in the 2005 romantic drama film Pride & Prejudice earned her critical acclaim.
She later became known for her roles as the heroines of other such period dramas as Atonement (2007), A Dangerous Method (2011) and Anna Karenina (2012).
Former Neighbours star turned Hollywood actor Guy Pearce will be chatting to Graham
Guy, 51, kicked off his career and shot to fame when he played Mike in Neighbours in the 80s.
After he quit the role he broke into films and starred in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994).
After this Hollywood called and he is now know for films like L.A. Confidential (1997), Memento (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), The King’s Speech (2010) and Iron Man 3 (2013).
Singing sensation Rita Ora will be helping to sing in the New Year
Rita is a 28-year-old singer, actress, presenter, judge and model of Albanian heritage.
Born in Yugoslavia in 1990, Rita grew up in London after her family fled from Kosovo for political reasons.
Rita’s debut album, Ora, was released in 2012 and spawned several chart hits – R.I.P, How We Do (Party), Shine Ya Light and Radioactive.
She has also starred in the Fifty Shades movies.
When is The Graham Norton Show on TV and what channel?
The popular Irishman’s chat show is broadcast at 10.40pm, New Year’s Eve, on BBC One.
Filmed in front of a live studio audience, the show sees each of the guests sat on the famous red sofa at the same time making for a relaxed interview with Graham.
The show will then be made available online after air time that evening on the free streaming site, BBC iPlayer.
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How can I apply to be in The Graham Norton Show audience?
Applications to be on the programme are dealt with through SRO audiences and the form can be found here.
Tickets are limited so you’ll have to act fast and you are only allowed four tickets maximum.
Booking always opens a few weeks before the show kicks off and going on the show is free.
Once you register interview, you will have to pick a date and make a formal application.
You must be 18 years or over to appear in the show’s studio audience.
To be in the show’s red chair and tell your hilarious story to celebrities, you can email email@example.com.
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