Graham Norton, 58, reveals lockdown made him realise he is not ready to retire ...

Graham Norton, 58, reveals lockdown made him realise he is not ready to retire ...
Graham Norton, 58, reveals lockdown made him realise he is not ready to retire ...

Graham Norton has revealed lockdown has made him realise he is not ready to retire anytime soon.

The TV presenter, 58, told how he had previously planned on cutting down his workload but is now busier than ever with his chat show, a judging role on RuPaul's Drag Race, a Virgin Radio show and his fiction writing career.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: 'I had this idea that I was going to cut down on my workload, just kind of take my foot off the pedal a bit, and yet the opposite has happened. I'm busier now than I think I've ever been.

Career: Graham Norton has revealed lockdown has made him realise he is not ready to retire anytime soon

Career: Graham Norton has revealed lockdown has made him realise he is not ready to retire anytime soon 

'I was thinking I wanted to retire, and then in that first lockdown I was getting a preview of what retirement might be like and not liking it so much. So I started thinking, "Actually, aren't I lucky that I get to work."

'Having somewhere to be or somebody who wants you to show up, or just having a purpose in a day changes your free time, makes it different.'

Graham's BBC chat show is returning for a new series this month with the opening episode featuring an interview with Daniel Craig to promote his final James Bond film, No Time To Die.

The host said he feels fairly relaxed about turning 60 in two years time and jokingly compared his body to a 'ropey secondhand car'.

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