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Graham Norton Reveals Why He Doesn't Want James Corden's 'Late Late Show' Gig

Graham Norton Reveals Why He Doesn't Want James Corden's 'Late Late Show' Gig

Graham Norton isn’t looking to take over for James Corden once his Late Late Show gig comes to an end.

During an interview with ET, the talk show host discussed the possibility he would take over for his fellow Brit.

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Graham began by saying that there were a few celebrities at the event, which was thrown to celebrate Paramount+’s arrival to the U.K. and Ireland, that he was hoping to get on The Graham Norton Show.

“Well, I always say, ’cause actually was following — I’m following her down the red carpet, Kate Mulgrew,” he said of the Star Trek star. “I’ve never met Kate Mulgrew, and I love her so much. So, she will — I will be boring her later.”

He also discussed his other job hosting the international drag-competition series, Queen of the Universe.

“That’s when you know it’s not a job, I would be there anyways, and I thought, ‘Do I want to host this, or do I just wanna watch it on TV?’ But I said, ‘If I’m watching this on TV and someone else is hosting it, I will be so annoyed,’” Graham shared.

He continued, “So, if people don’t know Queen of the Universe — it’s international drag queens singing live to win a quarter of a million dollars. I mean, what’s not to like?”

As for whether he’d consider taking over The Late Late Show once James Corden moves on from the gig, Graham said he had a hard time imagining himself in the role.

“I mean, I love going to America, but working there, particularly a job like that, that’s a job. I don’t do a job. I have a lovely time, I do a once-a-week show,” he explained. “Whereas that, that’s like joining the priesthood to do that show five nights a week, that’s proper graft, and I don’t know how he’s done it for as long as he has, well done to him.”

James announced that he would be leaving The Late Late Show in April after hosting the show since mid-2015. More recently, there was a surprising rumor about who could replace him on the show.

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