Benedict Cumberbatch to appear on first Graham Norton show

The Sherlock and Fifth Estate actor will take to the sofa on Friday 11 October alongside Harrison Ford, Jack Whitehall and James Blunt

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Benedict Cumberbatch will be among the guests appearing on the first show of the new Graham Norton series. 

The Sherlock star will be joined on the sofa by Hollywood actor Harrison Ford, comedian Jack Whithall and musician James Blunt when The Graham Norton Show returns on Friday 11 October. 

Cumberbatch is back home to promote his new movie The Fifth Estate – a biopic which sees him play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange through his transition from little-known activist to internet pioneer. The film co-stars Daniel Bruhl, new Doctor Peter Capaldi and former Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens.

Blunt will be on the show to perform his new single Bonfire Heart, while Ford is in town promoting his new sci-fi adventure Ender's Game. He and Cumberbatch could have plenty to talk about on the sofa, given that the Sherlock actor has been at the centre of casting rumours for JJ Abrams' new Star Wars film and Ford was one of the franchise's original stars.