Gay Irish comedian and TV presenter Graham Norton will host the American
leg of charity concert Live 8.
The flamboyant 41-year-old is thrilled with the deal - as he was desperate
to stay in America after finding success with his COMEDY CENTRAL show THE
GRAHAM NORTON EFFECT.
Norton will head to Washington DC for 2 July (05) to front the US leg of
the charity rock spectacular - which boasts stars such as Outkast, Alicia Keys
and Mary J Blige.
Fellow UK personalities Jonathan Ross and Jamie Theakston will present
acts such as U2, Robbie Williams and former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney
performing in London's Hyde Park.
An insider says, "The Americans love Graham, so he's a natural for Live 8
- and he'll be fronting a huge show for the BBC."
SIR Bob Geldof will officially reveal the details for both gigs tomorrow