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Graham Norton 'too lazy' for cosmetic surgery as he discusses aging in the spotlight

Graham Norton is fronting two new television projects (Getty Images)
Graham Norton is fronting two new television projects (Getty Images)

Graham Norton has admitted he is too “lazy” to go under any cosmetic tweakments as he spoke about the pressures of aging in the spotlight.

The beloved broadcaster, who turned 60 last April, has never been more in demand than in 2024.

Aside from his eponymous talk show, weekly Virgin Radio slot and being a best-selling author, he is also fronting two more TV projects, ITV’s Wheel of Fortune and Prime Video’s Laugh Out Loud Ireland.

With no sign of Norton slowing down any time, the Standard asked him if he ever feels pressure to push a younger image in an industry that favours youth.

“That ship sailed for me before I even got on telly,” he laughed in response.

But the TV star acknowledged the industry's tough standards, especially for women, but admitted he’s unfazed by critics.

He told The Standard: “I was 33 when I started working on telly but I’m sure for young people it still is a pressure.

Norton now fronts Wheel of Fortune (ITV)
Norton now fronts Wheel of Fortune (ITV)

“Also, I think particularly for women it’s harder, because people are much crueller – and if people say anything about how I look I don’t care.

“It’s doesn’t bother me.”

Despite being unfazed about aging on-screen, Norton admitted he has considered undergoing a cosmetic tweakment or two – but joked he’s too lazy to try anything.

He laughed: “I think about it all the time, but it’s the combination of vanity, and laziness – and laziness wins out.”

But aside from potential nips and tucks, music fans are most looking forward to Norton helming BBC’s Eurovision Song Contest coverage later this year.

This year the UK will send Olly Alexander to Sweden in May in the hope to finally bring Eurovision glory to the nation after a 27-year dry spell.

Olly Alexander is the UK’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest (PA Archive)
Olly Alexander is the UK’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest (PA Archive)

Weighing in on the UK’s hopes, Norton applauded Alexander for “really going for it” and not being “half-hearted” about his entry.

Adding about the UK’s chance of winning, the presenter said of the Years & Years star: “He’s got a lot going for him, he’s a pop star.

“He’s played big arenas. He knows how to work a camera, work a crowd. Hopefully he’s got a great song and he’s known.

“A lot of those people that we don’t know, people watching in Europe do know who they are, so I think that’s going to help us.”