Graham Norton ‘struggling’ to sign big name guests as strikes continue

BBC Eurovision: Graham Norton presents opening of show

Graham Norton’s BBC show is allegedly having a tough time getting big-name Hollywood actors onto the show due to the writers’ and actors’ strikes.

The strikes first began back in July and have seen the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA, a union representing actors taking action over issues including pay and streaming residuals.

A lot of high-profile actors and writers have joined the picket line outside major studios in big entertainment hubs like Los Angeles and New York.

Many actors, such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Zendaya, have films which are due to be released soon but neither actor has done any publicity in support of the strikers.

According to an inside TV source, the BBC are “struggling” and currently in a “crisis” on who they can get onto the show.

READ MORE Win a pair of tickets to The Coronation Street Experience

They told The Mirror: “The BBC is in crisis as the Hollywood strikes are causing its flagship chat show an absolute headache for its next run later this year.

“They can’t book any of the A-list actors who would usually be their headline guests.”

They also claimed that many British stars were also striking and stopping their publicity tours to show solidarity, making BBC boss’s jobs even harder.

Graham has also spoken about the strikes and how they have impacted the entertainment industry.

Appearing on Cork’s 96FM earlier this summer, he said: “I’m going to wrap up and probably go to the States for a little while and then back to London for the chat show.

Don’t miss…
NTA 2023 winners LIVE This Morning fight for Best Daytime award[INSIGHT]
BBC ‘at war’ with ITV as top TV talent poached for rival shows[WATCH]
Graham Norton to front reboot of ITV’s Wheel of Fortune[LATEST]

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

“Because there are no Hollywood actors, you know, if you’re in London there’s probably room on the sofa.”

Graham Norton’s talk show was also up against Louis Theroux Interviews, Piers Morgan Uncensored and The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show.

Graham was in America at the time of the NTA’s and gave his thank you speech via video link: “Hello, thank you so much.

“I’m sorry I can’t be there. Finally, I win a National Television Award and I’m not there! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

“This award, winning it, means so much. I mean mostly, it means that Ant and Dec don’t have a talk show yet, but don’t do it to me boys!”

The Graham Norton Show is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Source: Read Full Article