If you think there's only room for one Mrs Merton-style chatshow in your world, look away now. The nation's favourite Irish mammy continues her "hilarious" assault on celebrities, and what better way to do that than test Ross Kemp's survival skills in her lounge? Comedian Kevin Bridges brings his mum along for the ride and Steve Backshall is also in the house. With music from Pixie Lott, it's a Saturday night staple whether you like it or not.Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 8th April 2017
Ross welcomes two big stars, and Peter Andre. Liam Neeson, Oscar-nominated for Schindler's List, has latterly become an action hero in the two Taken films. He'' been in the headlines recently for his part in a battle to save New York Central Park's horse-drawn carriage industry from being axed by the city's mayor, Bill de Blasio.
Fellow guest Goldie Hawn recently addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos on, of all things, meditation. Meanwhile, Andre, father to a new baby girl, will probably talk about how much he loves his kids, and there's music from Pixie Lott.Alison Graham, Radio Times, 1st February 2014
Jonathan Ross is on his way out, but all hail Graham Norton, whose chat show is breezy, silly and a perfect nightcap at the end of the first day of the working week. I particularly like the way all of his guests end up on the sofa together, rather than each scurrying off to the green room after their moments in the spotlight to giggle self-consciously while everyone else has their turn. Some of the best bits of the last series involved high jinks between the stars, like the hopelessly solipsistic Katie Price coming under the withering gaze of a mischievous Jo Brand. Or model/actress Lily Cole looking lost as she droned on about her new film, while Sue Perkins and Isabella Rossellini were there just to enjoy themselves. Tonight's guests Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant should be good value as they discuss their new film Cemetery Junction. They'll be joined by actress Christina Ricci, and there's music from Pixie Lott.Alison Graham, Radio Times, 12th April 2010
Telegraph columnist and ubiquitous TV host Graham Norton returns with a new series of his anarchic chat show. Tonight's guests include comedians Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who discuss their new film Cemetery Junction. They'll be joined on the sofa by actress Christina Ricci and there's music from Pixie Lott.The Telegraph, 10th April 2010