BBC late-night host Graham Norton shares stories behind his 1st ever novel

The award-winning Irish-born comedian told "GMA" that growing up in rural Ireland gave him plenty of stories to weave into his new book "Holding" and shot down rumors that Prince William and Princess Kate may appear on his late-night show.
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You haven't here in Times Square shown up on the holiday weekend thanks for joining NASDAQ. Okay. Yeah. Yeah hilarious award winning host of one of the UK's most popular talking as it is pretty popular here in the states as well. And now author of a captivating murder mystery novel called hold leads and given up. For Graham Norton. Yeah. Great to have you here to thank her lovely to be here got to ask you about this you've written memoirs in the past that this is your debut. Novel why you just had to write a novel what turns 68 and. You know those people who say oh I wish I completed piano additional bit of data and disappoint regret giving you could learn how to live now. I can take a wanted to run double and apply better to do it so when I turned fifty I by wrote an awful. Like it or an office. Still pretty extraordinary a lot of people say they want to do lots of things that mean they actually do it worked and doing so kudos to you for having done it. What was your inspiration and out. I mean the story it's it's set in Ireland. And it's it's kind of escape this immune if you wanna not think about North Korea for a few hours dipping to bits and it's a nice safe. Tonight safe world I say that somebody dies and it but but it sticks. And a lovely way. Patted my heart. Art and what of those places and where there's just so many stories you can't. If you. If you put it kind of drew an Irish village as it actually is few will go but this is ridiculous this is unbelievable. That every house has a scandal lore you know if there were secret child or to all the six. So I just picked a fuse stories from my childhood that I knew from various places we grew up I'm and move them into this story. So this is full of your childhood inspirations as well do you like you say discreet you grew up in Ireland I grew up in rural Ireland. Band growing up Mina hasten that I app secret barest. Passes a minute not to get out of there I was boom out. I know the ID that's the thing you get older and now I yelled fire and I I spot just finished spending level somewhere there. I do that every year. And I love spending physical time there were writing this book it was such a pleasure to then spends time in my mind after our mind everybody that you are a legendary. Host in the UK the legendary sound so all know. Prolonged yeah. And in. You have this late night show and there'd been these rumors that you may have these big guess coming by the name of will and came true when I. I feel really bad I read that rumor to. And that we got very excited about it would like witnesses who were come from. And that we looked into and it came from me. I. Hi I started that rumor. So I'd to I'm pretty sure there's no truth and it. Officially invite them all day or so welcome so so welcome on the so any time Kate will Harry any in combination of those three come on down. Read it as you can imagine hero wildly. Famous and popular host if you can you show going on your twentieth season. It's it's we started in 98. Suddenly twenty years the seven Atlanta you feel. That's something that's pretty unprecedented and you know today's in TV industry jump over you have had like literally every a lesser known to man on your show is there are there any. Moments. That really stick out. And for me I mean there's there's always that those big moments you know obviously still who have you have you don't have an I was he said the dollar that we haven't on us so. Now I'm sort of running I think Julia Roberts who never had Julie Roberts unless you've had Julia Roberts which for some really sorry Juliet that I thought. You've been all bad because you put you guys must do this to we told lead. You include your favorite interviewing I can't think that again I don't know who was on aggregate on talking to right now go to like the I'm I am so witness news done but it. No but even so many great moments on the we want to know if you could pick anyone dead or alive and kgo couldn't be. Well I'm gonna go with a life. I'm a good host I'm not back good. The poking him with a stick. I doubt. Think they're not think the. Fluid I can move where is his allies need exactly Roberts and when it hit. Do I just have still two months was Larry Flynt. Largely that is the most intense and yet plaza and one of the most interesting man I've ever met it's unlikely I know. But I loved him I. I didn't see that happening although. You why you are so successful very funny guy and I bet netbook is really good to Mathieu regulation and an error about. Okay.

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