Well, he said he's be back - and he is. Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the red sofa, proving that a sex scandal, an illegitimate child with the maid and a political career can't keep an actor from cinema screens for too long. Nor from British television, with those arch insurance ads.
Schwarzenegger will be plugging Terminator Genisys (not a spelling error) with his co-star Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones). She plays Sarah Connor, mum of world-saving John Connor and of course Schwarzenegger is a cyborg with a heart.
Tonight's line-up has the potential for all kinds of off-kilter brilliance - Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal, caustic comic Joan Rivers and Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson and James May. Makes you almost feel sorry for Gyllenhaal, a serious actor, surrounded by that lot. His sister Maggie was a Norton guest two years ago and looked terrified.
He's here to talk about his latest film, the police thriller End of Watch. Rivers will be triumphant after a sell-out British tour, while Clarkson and May have a Top Gear DVD to plug.Alison Graham, Radio Times, 30th November 2012