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Graham Norton to host the BAFTA Awards

The chat show host will be replacing Joanna Lumley as emcee

By Steve Brown

Words: Steve Brown

Graham Norton will host next year’s BAFTA Awards.

Following the departure of Stephen Fry, for the last two years iconic Joanna Lumley has taken over hosting duties but now it appears the Absolute Fabulous star is stepping host as emcee.

But according to the Guardian, Graham Norton is stepping up as host, marking his first appearance hosting the film awards.

In a statement, Norton said: “I’m delighted to be taking the helm of the biggest night in British film. The audience at the Royal Albert Hall will be the biggest sofa I’ve ever faced.

“I’m honoured to be following in the fabulous footsteps of Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley.”