Graham Norton turns up at Cork Festival to play Quiz Show host

Graham Norton was in rare form on his ‘favorite night of the year’ as the popular Ahakista festival in West Cork returned after a two-year break this weekend.

Fresh from his wedding earlier this month, the BBC broadcaster and winemaker held his legendary charity table quiz on Friday to howls of laughter from an adoring local audience.

The TV host has been participating in the quiz for almost 20 years. One delighted participant tweeted: “What a night at the annual quiz. Our newly married host, Graham Norton, did not disappoint. Pointing out the obvious here, but the man is so naturally funny. He says it’s his favorite night of the year.

Every summer, the Bandon-born TV presenter and comedian spends more than two months at his holiday home in Ahakista, near Bantry. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)

Every summer, the Bandon-born TV presenter and comedian spends more than two months at his holiday home in Ahakista, near Bantry.

This year, he had an extra reason to celebrate when he married his rumored longtime love, Scottish filmmaker John McLeod.

The cat show king, 59, who is believed to be worth 30 million euros, had a lavish party on July 11 with 120 guests in attendance at the four-star venue Bantry House.

Earlier this week, the Cork-born BBC star slammed the British royal family for not ‘learning’ their lesson when it comes to press relations. (Picture: BBC)

Guests were entertained by singer Lulu, while drag queen Panti Bliss performed a DJ set.

Earlier this week, the Cork-born BBC star slammed the British royal family for not ‘learning’ their lesson when it comes to press relations.

The admission came on his recent podcast, The Graham Norton Show Podcast, where he was joined by guest Fern Britton who talked about his new book, The Good Servant. The book, which was published last month, provides insight into the life of Marion Crawford, the woman who shaped the Queen’s childhood.

Javier E. Swan