The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton. Copyright: So Television.

The Graham Norton Show

BBC One and BBC Two chat show hosted by Graham Norton. 432 episodes (28 series), 2007 - 2021. Stars Graham Norton.

Another series is in development.

Series 12, Episode 4 - Cameron Diaz, Sarah Millican, Rod Stewart

Cameron Diaz reveals her passion for older men; Rod Stewart explains his crying; and Sarah Millican talks about her tour.

Further details

Cameron Diaz, talking about her new movie Gambit, and working with its stellar British cast, says, "I was terrified, absolutely, because they all do theatre and they have a grasp of the English language and use it in so many ways. I, on the other hand, have a lazy tongue because I am from Long Beach California and am linguistically challenged!"

Talking about her co-star Tom Courteney, she says, "I am totally in love with him, he is the most charming, most hilarious man."

Reminded of flirting with another older man on a previous episode of Graham's show, she says, "Apparently I have an issue. I was shameless with Sir David Attenborough. I love him."

Asked about the press rumours that she is dating Tom Cruise, Cameron says, "I happened to bump into Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Tom and his son in a hotel and joined them for dinner. At midnight I said, 'I'm 40' so we took pictures and then said 'goodnight, see you later, blah, blah, blah' and I haven't seen him since but the next thing I know, apparently I am dating him and it's full on and he is coming after me."

Rod Stewart, talking about crying at a recent football match, says, "Barcelona is supposed to be the best team in the world and they are brilliant. If you like football they are the best team to watch and they have such a huge bank account they can buy any player they want. Celtic, on the other hand, have a minimal bank account. So, to take them on and actually beat them is just wonderful." Shown a clip of him crying, Rod adds, "Silly old sod."

Talking about his new autobiography, he says, "It's a sunny book. I did drugs but I was never really mad on them and they didn't upset my life, I never went to rehab, it didn't interfere with my marriages, my children or my life." Asked if he feels lucky, he says, "Yes, it came out really well."

Asked if his wife knew all the stories in it before it was published, he says, "Penny knows everything," and addressing his wife, who is in the audience, says, "There was nothing in there that shocked you was there?" Penny responds, "I knew I wasn't marrying a saint!"

Talking about his trademark locks and asked whether he would every change them, he says, "I won't because it will never sit down. Before I owned a hairdryer and there was hair lacquer, I used to make it stand up with warm water and sugar and wait for it to dry."

Revealing her love of Rod's hair, Cameron says, "The first ever hair cut I had that I paid for myself and that wasn't cut by mother in the kitchen, was a Rod Stewart cut. It was super short on top and long at the back."

Sarah Millican, asked about the success of her TV show, DVD and tour and if she has now gone all rock and roll, says, "To celebrate the end of the tour I caught up on the last episode of Downton Abbey and ate a ham sandwich. It was all a bit crazy!"

Rod performs Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas live in the studio.

Broadcast details

Friday 9th November 2012
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rod Stewart Guest
Sarah Millican Guest
Cameron Diaz Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Mike Altman Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Alan Thorpe Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • Broadcast details of 2 further repeats of this episode
  • This episode's inital overnight ratings
  • BCG Pro business users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro business, you can see editor, production designer & composer credits for this episode.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?