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Series 18, Episode 18 - Julianne Moore, Rebel Wilson, Ant & Dec, Little Mix

Julianne Moore talks about finally winning an Oscar, Rebel Wilson admits to smelling Brad Pitt, Ant & Dec chat about Prince Charles, and Little Mix perform live in the studio.

Further details

On this week's show (12th February) Graham welcomes Oscar winner Julianne Moore, Australian actress and comedian Rebel Wilson, entertainment superstars Ant and Dec and pop group Little Mix.

Julianne Moore, talking about finally winning an Oscar for her role in Still Alice after losing out on four previous nominations, says: "It was great, very exciting. I tried to stay calm and present, but it's three hours long and I was the very last award before the award for Best Film so it was agonising. I'd won other awards for the role, but then thought, 'What if I am the exception and don't win the Oscar.'"

Asked if she is a method actor she says, "I'm not 'methody' at all, I'm just pretending. It's all pretending." And on her self-confessed annoying habits on set, she says, "I talk constantly between takes about what I'm having for lunch, my weekend plans, the shoes I bought and do you like the shoes I bought... all the way up to 'action' and eventually everyone says, 'Please be quite!'

Revealing the only thing she always uses of all the luxury goodies in the $200,000+ Oscar gift basket is a voucher, Julianne says, "I always donate the pet meals to an animal shelter."

Ant & Dec, talking about hosting ITV's coverage of The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations, and asked how that came about, they say, "Apparently she asked for us to do it. We don't really know how it happened but can only imagine she's called Charles and asked if he knew anyone that could do it?' and he's said, "I've just met a couple of lads who've been following me around for a year.'"

Talking about the programme they made on Prince Charles, they say, "We were invited to stay at his house in Scotland. It was the weirdest thing. We thought it would be a massive place and we would stay in another wing but it is a house and we stayed in rooms next to Charles."

Revealing more about their stay, they say, "We shared a butler and as we were going to bed he asked if we'd like anything else and we asked for two bottles of wine. We then got drunk with our wives but we were very conscious that Charles was down the corridor so as we got louder every now and again one of us would go, 'Shush, he's in bed!' It was very bizarre."

Asked about their new Saturday Night Takeaway sketch Who Shot Simon Cowell, and how it came to be penned by Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall, they say, "We asked him on the off chance and he said yes. We were like, 'What?'"

Talking about hosting the Brits when Madonna fell, they say, "We'd done our last link by introducing Madonna. We'd 'landed the plane' and we were out of there, drinking champagne. Then we heard a massive gasp in the room and saw she was on her back - we couldn't work out what happened and thought it must be part of her routine. It was only when we watched News at 10 and saw the headlines that we realised she had fallen. It was the first we knew about it and we were like, "Oh, is that what happened!"

Rebel Wilson, recalling a particular star struck moment, says "I was at the SAG Awards and got to meet Brad Pitt but I was too nervous to say anything so I just smelt his hair. It was so embarrassing. You're really packed in like sardines and everywhere you turn there is someone mega famous and you don't know what to do so you smell their hair." When asked what it smells like, she quips, "Like unicorns."

Talking about another celebrity hair incident, she says, "When I was in Ghost Rider with Nicolas Cage I was told, 'What ever you do don't look him in the eye and don't speak to him unless you're spoken to. You'd think it was a myth but I was actually told that. I of course broke all the rules. He came up to me and I said, 'Wow, you look really good,' and touched his hair and realised it was a wig. He was really angry! That was my first Hollywood experience."

Revealing her acting career didn't get off to a great start either, Rebel says, "At my very first agent meeting I got rejected after they looked me up and down and said, 'You'll never be on Home and Away so we're not going to take you.' I guess they couldn't see me in a bikini down at Summer Bay!"

Little Mix performs Secret Love Song live in the studio with Jason Derulo before joining Graham for a chat about their new album.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 12th February 2016
Time
10:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
50 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Perrie Edwards (as Little Mix) Guest
Jesy Nelson (as Little Mix) Guest
Leigh-Anne Pinnock (as Little Mix) Guest
Jade Thirlwall (as Little Mix) Guest
Julianne Moore Guest
Ant McPartlin (as Anthony McPartlin) Guest
Declan Donnelly Guest
Rebel Wilson Guest
Jason Derulo Self
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Rina Dayalji Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Vicky Taylor Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer
Perry Widdowson Editor
Chris Webster Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

Videos

Early soap careers

Julianne Moore and Ant & Dec talk about their early soap careers.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Julianne Moore, Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly.

Ant and Dec's dodgy photoshoot

Ant & Dec look back at some of their early magazine photo shoots.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly.

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