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Series 15, Episode 12 - Cheryl Cole, Don Johnson, John Bishop, Brendan O'Carroll, Chrissie Hynde

Cheryl Cole reveals she and Louis Walsh are 'a little bit frosty', Don Johnson says the heat inspired his Miami Vice look, Brendan O'Carroll talks about Mrs Brown's success and John Bishop talks about his kids leaving home, while Chrissie Hynde performs live in the studio.

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Cheryl Cole, talking about the inspiration for the title of her new album, Only Human, says "I was exhausted, I'd had a solo tour and then toured with Girls Aloud so I took a year off to be with my family. It was the first time off I'd had in 10 years - it was a normal time."

Reminded that she had been seen partying during that time, she says, "I did party a lot. I needed to let loose and it was the best thing I could do. The title sums up that time."

Talking about her extensive and much publicised tattoo, and asked if it was always meant to be as big as it is, she says, "After I had malaria I created a 'f**ckit list' because life's too short and the tattoo was on the list." Asked about the cost, she says, "He's an exceptional artist and he was worth it." Pressed on the cost, she says, "It was in the £1000s, probably the cost of a small car."

On her return to the X Factor, she says, "There was a lot of grovelling to get me back once Simon was on board." Asked if she is enjoying it, she says, "It feels like I've never been away".

Revealing her return isn't without its awkward moments, she says, "It's a little bit frosty." Asked with whom, she says, "Louis." Graham asks if that means things are off with him, to which she responds, "They were never on!"

Don Johnson, talking about his wild days, and asked if he has any tattoos, says, "I don't have any ink because I couldn't decide on anything I could live with for the rest of my life. I had the same problem with women for a while!"

Talking about Miami Vice and his archetypal 80's outfits, he says, "We were wearing Armani and Versace before anyone knew who they were, but I thought I kind of looked like I was wearing pyjamas!' My style of t-shirt, no belt and no socks was a function of how very hot it was in Miami. It wasn't thought out, it was organic and I just kept removing articles of clothing."

Talking about his daughter Dakota and her starring role in Fifty Shades of Grey; he says "I told my children that as long as they were in college I would payroll them. She told me she wasn't going to school because she was going to be an actress and I was like, 'I've never seen you in a show and you've never taken a class, so how is that going to work out for you?' Two months later she is in The Social Network and she got her own TV series. She's a fine actress and is doing better than me!"

John Bishop, talking about the menagerie of animals he now has, he says, "We went berserk. We moved out into the country and as my two teenage kids are leaving home my wife just wants stuff in the house. We have eight chickens, a couple of guinea fowl, a cockerel, a pig and four alpacas coming, a couple of dogs and I think there's a donkey somewhere too."

Brendan O'Carroll, describing Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie as "A love letter to Dublin," and talking about the success of the series, says, "Nobody is as surprised as me!"

Talking about his mother and how she inspired Mrs Brown, he says, "She was extraordinary and taught me something more than anything else - don't be afraid, don't be afraid to fail, don't be afraid to succeed, and most of all, don't be afraid to try."

Chrissie Hynde performs You Or No One live in the studio, before joining Graham for a chat.

Talking about the new single she says, "It's about unconditional love. It was suggested for the video that we have an old couple but I couldn't relate to that so we got a man and his dog."

Broadcast details

Friday 20th June 2014
50 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
John Bishop Guest
Cheryl Cole Guest
Don Johnson Guest
Brendan O'Carroll Guest
Chrissie Hynde 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


Don Johnson 'invented the 80's'

Graham chats with Don about 'inventing the 80s' with his look in Miami Vice.

Featuring: Graham Norton, John Bishop, Cheryl Cole, Don Johnson.

Cheryl Cole's tattoos

Cheryl Cole chats about her large rose tattoo.

Featuring: Graham Norton, John Bishop, Cheryl Cole, Don Johnson.

Brendan O'Carroll's casting of Mrs Brown's Boys

Graham chats with Brendan about using his real friends and family as cast members in Mrs Brown's Boys.

Featuring: Graham Norton, John Bishop, Cheryl Cole, Don Johnson, Brendan O'Carroll.


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