10 of the best The Graham Norton Show moments

Red Chair antics, headstands and funky dancing, Norton's guests sure know how to put on a show


The Graham Norton show is back for its eighteenth series which means once again the sofa will be bursting with top talent. 


He’s kicking off with a cracking line-up, including The Martian co-stars Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard and comic-cum-actor-cum-musician Bill Bailey.

The Red Chair will be back in action too with willing members of the audience sharing their funniest stories in the hope they won’t (or sometimes that they will) get flipped backwards.

But before we get to the brand new series, here’s 10 top moments from various editions of the jam-packed chat show… 

The Pine Nuts vs the Cumbercollective

Fans travelled from afar to see their favourite actors Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch and it worked out pretty ruddy well for them. In fact, the most dedicated fans had the Star Trek Into Darkness co-stars running up the stairs for a quick hug.

Will Smith & co do the Fresh Prince dance

It’s going to take a long time for anyone to beat this impromptu performance from Will & Jaden, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro.


Mark Wahlberg and the Red Chair of doom

If you want a go on the Red Chair, probably best to pick a night Mark Wahlberg isn’t a guest.


The X-Men entrance dance

Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman dancing to Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines is a sight for sore eyes. They joked it was the only way to get Fassbender in the right mood on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past.


Emma Stone and the Spice Girls

Graham Norton tricks The Amazing Spider-Man star into thinking some of the Spice Girls are coming to say hi. A total freak out ensues. 


Samuel L Jackson on how he got a purple lightsaber in Star Wars

Don’t ask, don’t get, eh Samuel?


The Monuments Men get to know Paloma Faith

Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Hugh Bonneville drink and er, lick, wine out of singer Paloma Faith’s shoe…


Cameron Diaz talks pubic hair 

Everyone on the couch is totally comfortable with the way the conversation is going. Totally.


Jamie Dornan and his walk

The Fifty Shades of Grey star reveals the work he’s had to put into his walk for film and TV work, before giving a quick demo.


Amanda Holden’s headstand 

No need for gym kit here as Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden pulls off a massively impressive headstand in a dress and heels, albeit with some modesty checking from Norton.


The Graham Norton Show returns tonight at 10:35pm on BBC1