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Graham Norton breaks world record, raises over £1million

Openly gay chat show asked questions to a multitude of different celebrities, all aiming to raise money for Comic Relief
Gay host Graham Norton broke a world record and during the show raised over £1 million for charity.

Openly gay host Graham Norton broke a world record and raised over £1 million for his charity chat show marathon last night (7 March).

Comic Relief’s Big Chat with Graham Norton saw the presenter attempt to break the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Questions Asked on a TV Chat Show’.

He asked 175 questions over six hours to a multitude of different celebrities, and raised £1,022,982 ($1.54m, €1.18m) for Comic Relief.

When he found out he broke a world record, Norton said: ‘Well done me! That isn’t the reason we’re here.

‘But it’s very nice that I’ve got a world record though. You know when you look through the book when you’re younger, and you think “What can I do?” Turns out it’s this.’

Guests on the show included Strictly Come Dancing winner and Olympian Louis Smith and gay actor Russell Tovey.

Other celebrities on the sofa included Terry Wogan, Jimmy Carr, Warwick Davis, Kirstie Alsopp, Elle McPherson and Kimberley Wyatt.

There was also music from Example, Paloma Faith, Hurts and Laura Mvula.

The show also introduced a Celebrity Kissing Booth allowing members of the public to win a smooch with the stars such as David Gandy and Abbey Clancy

The Big Chat is available to watch on iPlayer if you live in the UK and you can still donate at Comic Relief.com.

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