Broadcaster Graham Norton has announced he is leaving his Virgin Radio UK weekend show after three years.

The Irish star joined Virgin Radio at the beginning of 2021, when he left BBC Radio 2 to present The Graham Norton Radio Show on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30am to 12.30pm alongside Maria McErlane.

Although the 60-year-old is bidding farewell to his beloved weekend shows, he won’t be leaving Virgin Radio completely as he cryptically shared he will be "popping up from time to time".

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Graham revealed the news to his listeners earlier today (February 24), saying: "It is my final weekend of shows here at Virgin Radio."

He added that this weekend will be his final Saturday and Sunday shows.

Virgin Radio UK listeners ‘gutted’ over Graham Norton’s weekend show exit

Strictly Come Dancing star Angela Scanlon will be stepping in for the next few weeks but it's yet to be confirmed who will permanently be taking his place as the new weekend morning host.

Fans have since taken to social media, saying they are “gutted” to hear the news.

One Virgin Radio listener posted on X, formerly Twitter: “Gutted to hear Graham Norton is ending his weekend shows on Virgin Radio. A regular listener since he started there (and previously on R2 obvs) - as he’s a warm funny and engaging listen. Plus a good radio interviewer, something that’s very underrated.”

Another account addressed this BBC Radio 2 rumour: “Graham Norton is leaving Virgin radio weekend show's. There is a rumour that he could be the new presenter to host Sunday love song's on Radio 2. I'm not sure somehow. Would he go back to Radio 2?"

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“Graham Norton is leaving his weekend Virgin Radio show. I'm bereft,” stated this person.

This user wrote: “#GrahamNorton Who on earth am I going to listen to on weekend mornings now. This is all a bit quick isn’t it, should at least have given us a years notice. what’s gone on / wrong.”

Someone else said: “Good grief, first of all Steve Wright dies... Now, Graham Norton is leaving his weekend slots on Virgin Radio. I don't know how I'm going to cope without Graham's Guides with @mariamcerlane every Saturday and Sunday.”