Graham Norton gives Eurovision drinking game tips to viewers

Graham Norton gives Eurovision drinking game tips to viewers

Graham Norton has urged ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ viewers to "pace" themselves with drinking games.
The AGE-year-old star will be back as the BBC’s commentator for the final of this year’s event – which takes place on Saturday May 18th in Tel Aviv – and he has reminded fans of the importance of taking it easy to make sure they can last the whole night.
He told the TV Times: "Pace yourselves. If you play a drinking game that everyone finds too easy you’ll never stay awake to laugh at the various presenters standing in front of the bleak abandoned streets of obscure European capitals saying, ‘Thank you for this wonderful show you are giving tonight.’ "
This year marks Graham’s 10th anniversary as part of the ‘Eurovision’ team after Terry Wogan – who passed away in 2016 aged 77 – passed the torch in 2008.
However, he doesn’t like to call the role "work" because of how relaxed the evening is.
He laughed: "My job at ‘Eurovision’ is unlike anything else I do.
"I just sit back and watch the show, making the odd comment when I think it’s needed. ‘Work’ is really a big word for what I actually do on the night."
This year, the UK’s entry will be Michael Rice with his song ‘Bigger Than Us’, and Graham has heaped praise on the 21-year-old singer’s talents.
He added: "The song is strong but what makes it really stand out is Michael’s voice and personality.
"To those that say we can never win, I would remind them of Portugal, Israel, Austria, Germany, all recent winners and countries that never gave up though many said they should. Keep the faith, UK!"