There’s a new triumvirate, Charlotte [Moore] is in there [as controller of BBC1], Danny [Cohen] is now head of television and you’ve got [director-general] Tony Hall, and you hope we can start again and that those sort of mistakes won’t continue to be made.‘Because it did seem extraordinary in a time of cuts where you were asking everyone who works for the BBC who’s loyal and doing a good job to tighten their belts and take a reduction in pay, while those people who’d dragged the BBC into disrepute were being handed sacks of cash.
It defies belief.’Last year it emerged that Norton had received £2.61million in ‘presenter fees, production fees and royalties’ from his production firm So Television, an increase of 20 per cent in a year.
This choice of venue, otherwise known as the "Comedy Superclub", also marks the change in tone and format of this year's telethon from an entertainment programme hosted by television presenters back to its original format, a comedy show hosted by comedians.
This change in tone is also seen in the hosting line up which is dominated by comedians rather than presenters and for the first time in over 10 years does not feature Davina Mc Call or Claudia Winkleman.
And if comedy crime capers with Mel and Scott aren't your thing, rest assured that tonight's semi-final has no additional short films.
In an interview with Radio Times, Norton said: ‘They are scoring way too many own goals.
This 2017 edition of Red Nose Day was part of the "Make Your Laugh Matter" campaign.
It was held on Friday 24 March till Saturday 25 March 2017 from pm to am on BBC One.
You can catch on The Graham Norton Show on BBC i Player.
after being linked to actress Katie Holmes for years. I am getting older but people think I am younger," Foxx told host Graham Norton.
It is thought his BBC salary accounts for at least £1.5million of that income. So the only reason I would go is if I was ready to retire and they had a lorry-load of cash outside my door.
The star, who has homes in London, New York and Sussex, said: ‘I can’t imagine what would make me [leave the BBC]. Then I might.’Norton also spoke about a near-fatal stabbing he suffered while a drama student.
Speaking on the show, Graham said: ‘Normally at the start of the show we take a look at some of the funny things that have been going on in the world.