Devilish wit of naughty Mr Norton
It's 10 years since Graham Norton put out his autobiography So Me and now he's written another highly humorous memoir, dishing the dirt on divas, dogs, drink, Ireland and plenty more besides. He talks to Brian Campbell
GRAHAM Norton is brutally (usually hilariously) honest in his new book, The Life and Loves of a He Devil - and equally so when he's talking about it. "It's 'flog the book' time," he laughs while speaking to Weekend, hours before appearing on The Late Late Show and the day before he was signing copies of his book in central Dublin.
Ten years after I spoke to Norton about his excellent first memoir, So Me, he's back on the publicity circuit to promote his new one - which is just as entertaining. While So Me was a straightforward autobiography of the Cork man turned comic turned Father Ted star turned famous TV presenter, The Life and Loves of a He Devil is divided up thematically, under the chapter headings Dogs, Ireland, New York, Divas, Booze, Men, Work and Things I Love to Hate. "When I did the first book, I thought that was it," says Norton. "I didn't think I'd be talking to you 10 years after the last book. The sort of career I have doesn't tend to last that long and I've done quite a lot to try and scupper it, by leaving Channel 4 to go to America at the same time as signing