Samira Ahmed speaks to one of the biggest names in British entertainment - the television and radio presenter Graham Norton. They discuss his life and career, from growing up as a young gay man in County Cork, Ireland, to living with hippies in Los Angeles and becoming a household name in the UK. His prime time chat show, The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, draws the biggest names in show business including the likes of Tom Cruise, Taylor Swift, George Clooney, Judi Dench and Stormzy. Previously, his Channel 4 chat shows So Graham Norton and V Graham Norton became some of the Channel’s highest rated shows. He’s won a whopping 9 BAFTAs, hosts a Radio 2 show, is the face of the BBC’s Eurovision coverage and is a bestselling novelist. This episode was recorded on 9 November, before Graham Norton publicly announced he would be leaving Radio 2 in December. If you enjoy this podcast, we would love to know what you think. Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts. How I Found My Voice is an Intelligence Squared podcast that explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/howifoundmyvoice. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.