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The Graham Norton Show

BBC One and BBC Two chat show hosted by Graham Norton. 408 episodes (27 series), 2007 - 2020. Stars Graham Norton.

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Series 15, Episode 10 - Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Holden, Michael Sheen, Ed Sheeran

Mark Ruffalo says Hulk fans were disappointed in him, Amanda Holden reveals Simon Cowell is a changed man, Michael Sheen talks about his big break, and Ed Sheeran performs live in the studio.

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Mark Ruffalo, talking about The Incredible Hulk fans' original disappointment in him being cast in the role, says, "We went to Comic-Con and they were announcing the new cast members and my good friend Robert Downey said, 'And now reprising the role of the Hulk...' with the word 'reprising' everyone expected Ed Norton and when I appeared they went, 'What?' It didn't go so well! The fans were very particular and they weren't into me. But it turned out okay."

Revealing his first audition didn't go quite so well either, he says, "I had the audition and when I spoke to my agent after he said, 'Did you go to the gym beforehand?' When I said, 'No, why?' he said, 'They said you smelt bad!' I've cleaned up my act since!"

Amanda Holden, talking about Simon Cowell, says "He is genuinely a changed man. I think he knew what love was but he didn't know how to feel it. Now he's got Lauren and Eric in his life he is content and happy."

Talking about who will win Britain's Got Talent in tomorrow night's final, Amanda says, "Paddy and Nico would be incredible winners, The queen would love them!"

Revealing she has always made the first move where dating is concerned, Amanda says, "No one has ever asked me out. I've no patience for men. I'm too chatty and always asked them out."

Michael Sheen, talking about a US audition that didn't quite go to plan, says, "I was meeting with the head of casting at Paramount. It was a big deal. My daughter and her mother had a stomach bug but I thought I was okay and this was my big break. Half way through I thought I was going to throw up and then I did - projectile vomit all over her office... my big break was cleaning up my own vomit on my knees!"

Talking about playing football in the upcoming Soccer Aid match for UNICEF, Michael reveals he was scouted to play for Arsenal as a boy, "We were on holiday at Pontins and Tony Adams' dad was there too and spotted me but my dad said, 'No.' That sounds cruel and I was crestfallen, but it would have meant me living in London aged 12 and my career would have been over years ago."

Asked about the celebrity line up and Jose Mourinho's involvement in managing the 'Rest of the World' team, Michael says, "I met him and thanked him for taking part and he said (Michael impersonates Jose), "I live around the corner, I've nothing else to do!"

Graham invites his guests to demonstrate their own talents. Mark has a great line in circus skills, Michael reveals his beatbox ability with a rendition of the Dallas theme tune and percussion, and Amanda stands on her head!

Ed Sheeran performs Sing live in the studio, before joining Graham for a chat about his new album. Talking about his recent success, he says, "I've never had a number one single. It would be cool."

Notes

Nicole Kidman was originally billed to appear in this episode.

This episode was delayed by 5 minutes from its 10:35pm scheduled time by earlier over-running programmes.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 6th June 2014
Time
10:40pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
50 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Michael Sheen Guest
Amanda Holden Guest
Ed Sheeran Guest
Mark Ruffalo Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Rina Dayalji Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Alan Thorpe Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer
Perry Widdowson Editor
Chris Webster Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

Videos

Amanda Holden does a headstand

Amanda Holden demonstrates her talent - being able to perform a headstand.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Michael Sheen, Amanda Holden, Mark Ruffalo.

Mark Ruffalo unicycles

Mark Ruffalo demonstrates his circus skills on a unicycle.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Michael Sheen, Amanda Holden, Mark Ruffalo.

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