Series 23, Episode 10 - Usain Bolt, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Saunders, Beattie Edmondson, Rob Brydon
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!'"
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!"
- Friday 8th June 2018
- BBC One
- 45 minutes
Cast & crew
|Graham Norton||Host / Presenter|
|Florence Welch (as Florence + The Machine)||Guest|
|Jon Magnusson||Series Producer|
|Graham Stuart||Executive Producer|
|Chris Webster||Production Designer|
|Mandy Furlonger||Make-up Designer|
|Chris Rigby||Lighting Designer|
|Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis)||Composer|
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