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BBC One and BBC Two chat show hosted by Graham Norton. 433 episodes (28 series), 2007 - 2021. Stars Graham Norton.

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Series 23, Episode 10 - Usain Bolt, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Saunders, Beattie Edmondson, Rob Brydon

Usain Bolt says he's taking football very seriously, Channing Tatum shows Graham his slow moves, Jennifer Saunders says seeing her daughter on stage for the first time was scary, Beattie Edmondson reveals the best advice her father gave her, Rob Brydon talks about Swimming With Men, and Florence and the Machine perform live in the studio.

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Talking about Magic Mike Live, and asked if the stage version is as risqué as the film, Channing Tatum says, "Not quite, but there is enough to see - you won't be disappointed!"

Revealing the dangers of doing the show live, he says, "There are some injuries, some of which I can't talk about on TV but there is a lot of sliding involved on a wooden stage!" Asked if he will be appearing in the show, he says, "Only if I get back in shape."

Talking about the more tender moments of the show, Channing invites Graham for a slow dance.

Jennifer Saunders, talking about appearing in her daughter Beattie Edmondson's new film Patrick, says: "I went to visit her on set and wheedled my way into a role. I did of course bring my own fat suit." Trying on the suit to show Graham, she adds, "When I sent it to the costume designer I forgot to tell her it had a built-in penis!"

Revealing that seeing Beattie perform for the first time was scary, she says, "I was very nervous for her, you always are for someone you know and you really want them to be good. It turned out she was!"

Beattie, talking about growing up with famous parents, says, "I assumed everyone's mum and dad were on TV and would ask other children what shows their parents were in. I remember coming home from school one day and asking my mum if she really was Jennifer Saunders."

Asked what the best piece of advice her parents ever gave her, she says, "A boy at school was told off for farting and when I told my dad (Ade Edmondson) he became very serious and said, 'Don't let anyone tell you that farting isn't funny!'"

Rob Brydon, talking about his new comedy film, Swimming With Men, says: "It is actually quite touching - there is something about men reaching out to other men. I think people have been moved by it."

Asked about the physical side of filming synchronised swimming, he says, "We spent 12 hour days in the pool. It was so cold and I really thought there would be body doubles for some of the scary stunts. Some of them were terrifying. When I demonstrated some of the moves to my children on holiday without the nose clip I almost drowned!"

Usain Bolt joins Graham for a chat about being captain of this year's Soccer Aid for Unicef.

Asked how seriously he is taking the role, he says, "Very. I am very competitive and don't mess around. When I took part in All Star Basketball I didn't train and just turned up and didn't look very good so this time, I am training very hard."

On concentrating on the sport now he is retired from running, he says, "I want to pick something else up and football is something I always wanted to pursue. I want to do it to the highest level, I am working hard and learning from some great players."

Asked why he retired he says, "I wanted to win in three Olympics and after Rio the motivation just went."

Talking about training with Mo Farah, he says, "I watched him train and all he does is run about. He can just keep going like a Duracell battery."

Florence and the Machine perform Hunger live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat. Asked about performing at the BBC Music's Biggest Weekend, Florence Welch says: "It was great fun. The crowd was amazing. It was incredible." Adding, "Our dressing room was right next to the fun fair and one particular ride allowed people to see in. It was odd that they were able to see me in my nighty!"

Broadcast details

Friday 8th June 2018
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rob Brydon Guest
Jennifer Saunders Guest
Channing Tatum Guest
Florence Welch (as Florence + The Machine) Guest
Beattie Edmondson Guest
Usain Bolt Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Christine Rose Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Rina Dayalji Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Vicky Taylor Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer


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