Series 26, Episode 8 - Kylie Minogue, Elizabeth Banks, Ricky Gervais, Lewis Hamilton
Kylie Minogue, talking about her hugely successful Glastonbury performance, says, "As it got closer and closer I couldn't even say the word, I called it the 'short show' because I was rapt with fear about the whole thing. It's pretty much a blur, but there are moments I remember like near the end when I was really happy!
"I was so scared of the event I didn't think about what would happen after, but the response that it got and the love that it had was amazing. It was utterly surreal, but a great privilege."
Asked if having famously pulled out of appearing previously made it extra special, she says, "It was extra everything, a real second chance and I wanted to acknowledge that. I couldn't devise a script in my head of what to say and I had to stop myself before the ugly cry, but I think I said enough."
Elizabeth Banks, talking about writing, producing, directing, and starring in the new Charlie's Angels movie says, "I am very selfish and have a clarity of vision!"
Revealing that she's a lifelong fan of the original 1970's series, she says, "I wanted to be Kate Jackson growing up - she was the clever one. And these women had incredibly cool jobs in California, which was a foreign land to me. That was the life I wanted to live."
Asked why she moved into directing and producing, she says, "I just got to a certain point where all I got were girl roles. I got cast as an elf with big breasts and I thought to myself, as I was stuffing padding into my bra at five in the morning, 'Maybe I have more to offer!'"
Ricky Gervais, talking about hosting the Golden Globes for a fifth time, and reminded he said 'never again' last time round, says, "I meant it then and I mean it now. If I say I am never going to do it again I can say anything, and I'm not scared of losing my job!"
Asked about his irreverent approach to the awards, he says, "The first time I did it I thought, 'Shall I do it for the 200 egos in the room or for the 200 million watching at home?' It's no contest, and I try and make it a spectator sport. I never do anything that terrible as it's on network television, but I do have to show my script to a lawyer at the last minute. They don't change anything because I know the law and what I can get away with. I've never libelled anyone, and I've never had a complaint upheld!" Adding, "People asked me why I go to so much trouble to offend people and I said, 'It's no trouble. It's easy!'"
Elizabeth interjects, "It's a badge of honour to get ribbed by you."
Asked about the second series, he says, "All I can say is all the cast is coming back, except those that died in the first series!"
Elizabeth, playing her own board game, Unveiled, asks Kylie, Ricky and Graham a round of cheeky questions, with the answers culminating in Kylie serenading Ricky with Tears on My Pillow.
Lewis Hamilton joins Graham for a chat. Asked about his motivation to continue racing after winning the world championship six times, he says, "I am lucky to love what I do. I was very fortunate to discover what I wanted to do at the age of five. I'm 34 now and every year is a new challenge. Every year we develop a new car with new technology and every year there are youngsters coming through to challenge me. I am going to keep going until I don't enjoy it anymore."
Talking about his passion for inspiring new drivers, he says, "My dad worked four jobs, spent £20k and re-mortgaged the house several times to keep me racing. I am now working with underprivileged kids who don't have any opportunity. It has got a lot worse since I was young and there are no working-class kids on their way up. It doesn't have to be so expensive and I want to get it opened up like football or tennis and get it back to basics."
Kylie performs a special version of her number one hit single Slow mashed up with David Bowie's Fashion live in the studio.
- Friday 22nd November 2019
- BBC One
- 50 minutes
Cast & crew
|Graham Norton||Host / Presenter|
|Jon Magnusson||Series Producer|
|Graham Stuart||Executive Producer|