Maggie Smith doesn't need to do chat shows, so she usually doesn't. The latest coup for Graham Norton is that he's persuaded Smith to grace a TV sofa for the first time in 42 years, to discuss her new film, Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van - and to discuss the end of Downton Abbey, no doubt.
Alongside the Dame are her co-star Alex Jennings; Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, the two leads in new chef drama Burnt; and the ever-regal Cindy Crawford, who's 50 next year and has a coffee-table photo-memoir out. Justin Bieber more or less provides music.Jack Seale, Radio Times, 30th October 2015
Life's daily dilemmas are in the spotlight in a new panel show presented by Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw. "We discuss little worries that take over your life," he explains. "Like whether to accept your mother on Facebook, or can I be drunk at a family function, or go to a Justin Bieber concert as an adult male and legitimately enjoy it?" Episodes are being recorded close to transmission, but we're promised quick-witted silliness from Grimshaw and his team captains Rickie and Melvin from Kiss FM and Rochelle Humes of the Saturdays.David Brown, Radio Times, 30th April 2013
More frothy fun from Alan Carr as the ninth series of his effervescent chat show continues. Tonight Carr will be camping it up with fellow comedian and Take Me Out presenter Paddy McGuinness and chatting to formidable Dragons' Den entrepreneurs Theo Paphitis, Deborah Meaden, Duncan Bannatyne and Peter Jones. Music comes from Britain's own Justin Bieber, teen pop star Conor Maynard, performing his new single Turn Around.Toby Dantzic, The Telegraph, 4th October 2012
As far as party hosts go, you can do far worse than the cheeky and infectious Alan Carr. That said, his celebrity guest list for this two-hour bash, which includes sketches, music, mad games and audience participation, is a bizarre one, ranging as it does from Justin Bieber and David Walliams to the cast of Made In Chelsea and, um, Carol Vorderman.Sharon Lougher and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro, 8th June 2012
It's a two-hour live show presented by a "national treasure", with "national treasure" guests, celebrating our "national treasures". If you're already getting jaded by this summer's incessant wheeling out of forgotten athletes and coronation chicken, this is probably not for you. Carr will be joined by David Walliams, the cast of Made In Chelsea and, er, Justin Bieber. They'll compete to prove how game for a laugh they are in a series of sketches and turns.Clare Considine, The Guardian, 7th June 2012