Graham Norton sparks fears he will quit BBC after landing Netflix gig

Graham Norton has sparked fears from BBC lovers that he might quit after landing a gig with streaming giant Netflix.

The 56-year-who, who hosts The Graham Norton Show, has over the last 13 years become one of Auntie's most profitable names and signed a three-year deal back in 2017.

According to the Sunday Mirror, Graham has landed a gig with Netflix and will star in a special on the US streaming service.

The publication also reported that sources say Netflix would be "desperate" to land him for a chat show if he did quit the BBC and that it would catapult him into fame in the US.

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If Graham was to move it could catapult the Irishman to global superstardom as the streamer reaches more than 60 million households in the US alone.

A TV insider said: "Graham already has a profile in the States but Netflix will take him to a whole new level.

"This is huge for him."

His potential move follows a similar deal for another top BBC star, Michael McIntyre.

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The Sunday Mirror reported how the 44-year-old has allegedly signed a Netflix deal for his comedy show.

Graham will present Netflix Is A Joke Fest, at The Greek Theatre in LA, on May 1.

It is part of a week-long series by the platform, featuring its stable of Hollywood A-listers including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Amy Schumer.

Norton is also heading the LGBTV Standout Celebration show with Netflix stars Wanda Sykes, Ruby Rose and Sandra Bernhard.

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He will co-host the event with singer Demi Lovato who has just signed to ­Netflix’s new Will Ferrell film, Eurovision.

The publication reported that Graham's spokesman insisted he had no plans to leave the BBC, adding that the broadcaster "kindly gave permission" for the Netflix appearance.

Daily Star Online has contacted Graham's representatives for comment.

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