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Series 27, Episode 5 - Sandra Oh, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Stanley Tucci, Oti Mabuse

Sandra Oh talks about the chemistry between her and Jodie Comer; Stanley Tucci praises the NHS; Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan joke about their friendship; and Oti Mabuse chats about Strictly.

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Sandra Oh, joining Graham from her house in LA, chats about Killing Eve and her early career.

Asked about the amazing chemistry between Sandra and her Killing Eve co-star Jodie Comer, she says, "When we first met and had our first read together I knew we had good chemistry, I could just tell because of the way we were listening together and I could actually feel the way we were reacting to each other."

Talking about appearing in Mr Bean early in her career, she says, "It was my very first movie gig. I was very young and I recently saw it on telly and couldn't believe my (very big) hair!" Adding, "We never got through a take with Rowan [Atkinson] in one go because he was so funny. It was a great, rich experience for me."

Stanley Tucci, talking about being in lockdown and sharing his cocktails making skills online, which have been commented on by the likes of his Marvel co-star Chris Evans, he jokes, "I only do it when I'm just not too drunk to work my phone!" Adding, when I am filming, I always take a portable cocktail set with me and at the end of the day I make martinis for anyone that would like to join me - it's nice and civilised."

Asked about contributing to the new book, [st=6650]Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You[/s], he says, "I was very happy to do it. Being an American in England I still really can't get used to the fact that you can get hurt or sick and walk into a place where a doctor will deal with it and you leave. It just doesn't happen in America - in fact, the opposite happens in America."

Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan join Graham for a chat about their new Sky One series Rob And Romesh Vs.

Asked if they are friends in real life, Romesh says: "Rob is one of my best mates, but when I first met him, I would describe his energy as 'highly punchable', so the idea that I'd end up being friends with him didn't really occur to me!" Rob interjects, "I'm basically a vitamin supplement for Romesh - he doesn't want to have me, but he needs me!"

Talking about having to have a colonic for the ballet show, Romesh says, "It was one of the most tenuous and unacceptable things I've had to do on a show - in life actually." Rob interjects, "I was willing to have one if I got to see Romesh have one - it was the greatest day of my life!"

Oti Mabuse joins Graham and judging Rob and Romesh's ballet moves, jokes, "I'm so glad they are successful comedians!"

Talking about how she is spending lockdown, she says, "I literally haven't stopped. I have been running online dance classes with my husband every morning and evening - it's getting people up and dancing."

Asked what news there is of a new series of Strictly, she says, "I spoke to the producers and they are trying to do everything they can to make sure the show goes ahead. Obviously, we've all got to wait and see what happens, but we are filming three highlight specials and trying to bring back the Strictly fever that everyone's missing and loves."

Oti and Marius take to their sitting room dance floor for an impromptu jive.


Niall Horan was originally billed as a guest, but didn't appear

Broadcast details

Friday 8th May 2020
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Stanley Tucci Guest
Rob Beckett Guest
Oti Mabuse Guest
Sandra Oh Guest
Romesh Ranganathan Guest
Marius Iepure Self
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Christine Rose Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer


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