Graham Norton 'never allowed to touch a button' at BBC Radio 2 before quitting ...

GRAHAM NORTON has opened up about his decision to quit BBC Radio 2, as the broadcaster addressed his new move to Virgin Radio.

PUBLISHED: 07:30, Sat, Jan 9, 2021 | UPDATED: 09:12, Sat, Jan 9, 2021

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Graham Norton spoke candidly about life behind-the-scenes on BBC Radio 2, claiming he was not allowed to touch any buttons at the station. It comes after the presenter announced his decision to quit after 10 years with the corporation.

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The 57-year-old will be joining the Virgin Radio roster with the likes of veteran host Chris Evans, who also moved away from Radio 2 in 2018.

Graham spoke candidly about his time fronting his previous radio programme, where he was admittedly very hands-off.

The presenter often just talked to his listeners but had little input with the technical elements.

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“Here’s my confession - at Radio 2 I was never allowed to touch a button, I was just gloves on, and I’d sit there and talk," Graham explained. "So everything happened around me."

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The small-screen star has since shared his excitement at having the opportunity to be more active behind the microphone.

Graham said: "But here, I’m pushing some buttons and it’s pathetic how excited that makes me.

"It’s like that thing when you’ve learned to drive, you’ve passed your test and then

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