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Graham Norton show to replace Friday Night with Ross

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Image caption Norton's chat show will move to Friday nights from the autumn

Graham Norton's chat show is to replace Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, the controller of BBC One has said.

Jay Hunt announced at the Edinburgh Television Festival that The Graham Norton Show would move from its current Monday night slot.

She said: "I'm sure the audience will love his unique blend of comedy and entertainment on a Friday night."

Norton's show originally began on BBC Two in 2007 before switching to BBC One in October last year.

"I'm thrilled that BBC One like the show enough to move it to Fridays," Norton said.

"It's the night the show started on many years ago so it's nice to be back."

The Graham Norton Show will begin on Fridays on 22 October.

It was also confirmed in May that Norton would be filling Ross's BBC Radio 2 slot on Saturday mornings from 2 October.

Ross announced at the beginning of the year he was leaving the BBC after 13 years, having decided not to renew his contract.

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