Graham Norton dating crew member on his show in secret for nearly a year


Graham Norton has apparently been dating (Picture: GC Images)

Graham Norton has been secretly dating a show crew member for nearly a year, according to reports.

The 55-year-old, who recently admitted to deleting his Tinder app, is said to be dating someone who works behind the scenes of The Graham Norton Show.

The TV presenter, who split from his ex-boyfriend Andrew Smith in 2015 after five years of dating, is supposedly off the market again thanks to the staff member on his chat show.

Theyve been dating for over a year now. Graham is the happiest he has been in years, a source told The Mirror.

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Graham recently deleted Tinder (Picture: Rex Features)

The reports come after the comedian told Closer last month that he no longer needed dating apps, especially Tinder, after some disastrous experience.

Or could the truth behind him deleting it be in the fact that he has found love.

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Sharing his dating woes, the comedian told the magazine: I was on Tinder a couple of years ago, but Im not on it now. I felt like Id done it. Theres a law of diminishing returns on Tinder.

I met a few people and thought, “God, there are a lot of broken people in the world and I dont really need to meet them”. I dont need to be part of their damage.

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Graham has been dating TV staff for nearly a year (Picture: Rex Features)

Either way, we shouldnt expect him to join any other dating apps any time soon. Earlier this summer, the presenter revealed that he has banned himself from joining gay dating app Grindr as he feels its inappropriate given his position as one of the BBCs top talents.

Speaking to American news anchor Katie Couric in June, Graham said: No, I couldnt 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.

Interestingly enough in 2016, the Eurovision host said in an interview with Closer that he would prefer to stay single.

You have your own rules as you get older, he said. I would prefer to live alone for the rest of my life rather than live with towels that were folded incorrectly.

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Before Andrew, Graham dated Trevor Patterson from 2010 to 2013 and talking about his past relationships, he told The Guardian: Ive failed all my relationship exams, and yes its a different life, but Im still living.

Youre far better off finding ways to enjoy the life youre living than mourning the life youre not, which is a double whammy of unhappiness.

Metro.co.uk have contacted reps for Graham Norton for a comment.

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