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Series 22, Episode 7 - Hugh Grant, Sarah Millican, Jason Momoa, Kelly Clarkson

Hugh Grant talks about his new-found love of dance, Sarah Millican explains why she doesn't want children, Jason Momoa says being Aquaman made him giggle and Kelly Clarkson talks about being released from her American Idol 15-year contract.

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Hugh Grant, talking about his new film Paddington 2, says "I got a letter with the script saying, 'We've got this part of an extremely self-obsessed, ex-famous actor that's fallen on hard times.' I was a fraction hurt! But it was a very funny script and it was a tad therapeutic as I have deep reservoirs of actorly narcissism, neurosis, anger and hatred that I was able to tap!" Adding, "I usually hate my films, but I can't find a flaw in this one."

Asked by huge fan Sarah Millican, "Doesn't everybody love you?" Hugh says, "That's not true. A lot of people hate me. My children hate me. When my son came to see the film all he said was, 'Why is Daddy in it so much?'"

Asked about dancing in the rebooted Love Actually and now tap dancing in Paddington 2, despite having previously talked about hating dancing, he says, "I've changed. I was reluctant to dance in the original Love Actually, but now I find that I like to express myself through movement. I find in old age that it brings something out in me. There's something lovely about it and I get it now."

Adding, with his tongue firmly in his cheek, "If I'm having a miserable afternoon I like to put on Gypsy Kings and do a bit of dancing. But what I find is no one wants to dance with me. I beg my children to and they run away in tears!"

Talking about his relationship with the press, Hugh says, "I think they've got every skeleton in my cupboard - there's a lot, but I think they've got it all." Adding about the Hacked Off campaign, "We are winning. We changed the law and we will soldier on."

Jason Momoa, talking about Justice League and his character Aquaman, says, "We'll see if people like it but I am very excited." Asked about working in Iceland's extreme temperatures, he says, "The water was so cold that I was wearing a very thin wetsuit from the waist down so I didn't freeze to death. But as I walked out into the water air bubbles started rising up to my waist. It was as though I was farting and I just couldn't stop giggling. When I let the air out and water in many emotions went through me as I tried to act!"

Asked about preparing for his roles, he says, "When I was doing Conan the Barbarian I went all 'method' and had some stupid idea to copy what Marlon Brando did in A Streetcar Named Desire by asking a friend to punch me in the face for authenticity. I did that and it broke my nose and my wife was furious. She met me before I bashed up my face and got scars and I was much better looking!"

Having demonstrated a few moves with his quindent, Aquaman's weapon of choice, Jason charms Sarah and praises Hugh in Dothraki, his character's native language in Game Of Thrones.

Sarah, talking about her book and much publicised dislike of children, says, "I don't like kids and I think it all stems from when I was eight years-old and was given a baby doll. She was a giant and I remember having an inkling then what childbirth was and realising that I didn't want something that size coming out of me. That was the moment I was put off children forever!"

Kelly Clarkson performs Love So Soft live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat about her new album.

Talking about her new album, the first since she was released from her 15-year American Idol contract, she says, "It was a very successful arranged marriage and it changed my life but this album was more creative and fun. This is a proud musical footprint for me. I think that in any career after 15 years it's good to have a change. I am so different now from my 20-year-old self - she was so annoying! I have four children and a very different perspective on life."

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 10th November 2017
Time
10:35pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Sarah Millican Guest
Hugh Grant Guest
Kelly Clarkson Guest
Jason Momoa Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Christine Rose Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Vicky Taylor Producer
Kate Radcliffe Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer
Perry Widdowson Editor
Chris Webster Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

Videos

Hugh Grant fired his agent

Hugh Grant explains how he fired his agent because he, er, saw his anus... and then started to pretend to be his own agent.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Hugh Grant.

Sarah Millican was bitten on the nipple

Sarah Millican was bitten on the nipple by a mosquito.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Sarah Millican.

Insane Red Chair Story

Kelly Clarkson is freaked out by an insane Red Chair Story.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Kelly Clarkson.

Jason Momoa's Aquaman quindent

Jason Momoa shows off his Aquaman quindent.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Jason Momoa.

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