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Openly Gay Graham Norton On Married, Partner & Dating Apps

Date: 03 Sep, 2018

Openly Gay Graham Norton On Married, Partner & Dating Apps

Openly gay Irish television and radio presenter Graham Norton’s fame rose with his arrival at BBC. The comedian, however, had to endure a failure in a relationship as he excelled in his career.

The Irish comedian is best known as the host of The Graham Norton Show.  He is one of the best stand-up comics around is prominently known for his innuendo-laden dialogues and his unconventional conversation style. In the show, he can be seen questioning various celebs about anything from their childhood to their movies and work.

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In a 2004 poll by BBC,  Graham was announced as the eighth most influential person in the British culture.

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Graham Norton Bio: Age, Parents, Education

Graham Norton, 5 feet and 8 inches in height, was born as Graham William Walker in Dublin, Ireland on 4 April 1963. He grew up in Bandon, County Cork. His father was from County Wicklow, and his mother was from Belfast.

The TV host, 55 years of age, was educated at Bandon Grammar School and then attended the University College, Cork.  He eventually moved to London and studied in Central School of Speech and Drama.

Graham Norton’s Net Worth Revealed

After almost three decades long dedication in the field of broadcasting--both television and radio, Graham Norton has made an indelible mark in the scene of comedy along with vast riches. People enjoy his shows and his flamboyant presentation more than anything.

The BBC annual report revealed that his salary ranged from £850,000 to £899,999 and he falls under the list of ‘Highest Paid BBC Employees.’

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The TV host's net worth, in turn, has seen a surge due to his appearances on the Beeb. He enjoys a mind-boggling net worth of more than $30 million and is still on the rise every passing day. 

Graham Norton Says Dating App Tinder Not Grindr--For BBC Workers

Graham Norton's love-life has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the time. 

In June 2018, he revealed that he was not able to use the gay dating and hookup app Grindr to find a perfect partner because he worked for the BBC. Speaking to  Katie Couric on one of her podcast he lamented about his inability to use Grindr saying:

No, I couldn't do Grindr, because you know, of what it is, and I work for the BBC and I felt Tinder was socially acceptable, I could do Tinder, but no more.

Graham had previously tried his hands on dating app Tinder in 2015, with a successful match.

Is Graham Norton Married? Or Still Looking For Partner?

Graham Norton’s relationship with his partners has been a roller coaster full of ups and downs.

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Graham was dating boyfriend Scott Michaels for five years until they split in 2000. The most high profile gay couple of the millennium had a public relationship before separating due to differences. Scott claimed that Graham's quest to make it big in the entertainment industry had impeded their relationship leading to their breakup. 

Scott, in an interview with The Daily Mail in 2017 said:

I don’t miss being in Graham’s world but I have no doubt his ­determination to be famous ended our relationship.

In 2015, a full 15 years after his high profile relationship he started dating a new boyfriend, Andrew Smith, whom he met on Tinder. The couple was seen dining at East London Restaurant over a weekend on occasion of Graham’s 52nd birthday. Graham even shared pictures on social media about the romantic candlelight dinner date.

Best Boyfriend: Graham posts a picture of a chocolate cake on a romantic date night with his boyfriend, Andrew Smith (Photo: Graham Norton's twitter)

However, as with his previous relationship, this one also petered between the partners. The couple's separation came to light after Graham's interview with The Guardian in 2017, where he explained that he had failed in relationships:

I’ve failed all my relationship exams, and yes it’s a different life, but I’m still living.

The openly gay comic even shared that he was still happy to be single and claimed that he did not need to get married or have a partner to stay happy saying,

You’re far better off finding ways to enjoy the life you’re living than mourning the life you’re not, which is a double whammy of unhappiness.

The comedian is now relishing his singlehood. Despite, having sterner words for a relationship, he has not closed the notion of getting married and is just waiting for his right partner, his Mr. Perfect!