This is when Graham Norton returns, and who will be on the show

Chris Edwards
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From Digital Spy

The BBC has confirmed when The Graham Norton Show will return, as well as revealing the first episode's illustrious guests.

The BAFTA and TV Choice Awards-winning chat show will be back for a new series on Friday, September 27 on BBC One at 10.35pm.

Related: What the heck is going on with The Graham Norton Show?

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Joining Graham on the sofa will be Oscar winner Dame Helen Mirren, who is starring in new TV drama Catherine the Great; comedian, actor and stand-in presenter Jack Whitehall; documentary maker Simon Reeve; and RuPaul, who will be bringing his hit show RuPaul's Drag Race UK to the BBC.

Meanwhile, there'll be music from NORMANI, who'll be performing her new single 'Motivation'.

The Graham Norton Show has been on air for over 10 years, and with anyone who's anyone popping up to promote whatever they're working on, it has seen some of the most iconic television interviews in chat show history.

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And just in case you've been wondering where the show's been over the last few months, Graham has been taking his traditional summer break – because he deserves a holiday, alright?

Typically, episodes of the show run from April to June, and then again from September to February.

The Graham Norton Show will return on Friday, September 27 on BBC One at 10.35pm

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