Huge BBC series is ending and will be off screen for at least six months | The Sun

A HUGE BBC series is set to take a six-month hiatus.

The regular weekly chat show will be off-screen until late 2023, and temporarily replaced by a highlights series of repeats.

The Graham Norton Show will wrap its current season this week, with guests including Dame Helen Mirren, actor Pedro Pascal and singer-songwriter Freya Ridings.

Singer and dancer Ariana DeBose will also feature.

It has been confirmed this is the last recording in the current series.

The next fortnight will see two "compilation shows" aired before the show will take a break until the autumn.

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Graham recently revealed an exciting new project away from TV.

He has fronted his hit BBC One show since 2010 and also has his Virgin Radio show every weekend as well as his successful fiction novels.

This year Graham is adding another project to his busy life, as he will be hosting the Graham Norton Variety Show taking place at the O2 Arena in London.

The event will be part of the four-day Just For Laughs comedy event and will see Graham invite some of the biggest stars of stand-up comedy, music and drag to join him for a night of entertainment, laughter and surprises.

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Top of the bill is American drag queen, comedian, actor, costume designer and winner of the sixth series of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio.

She will be joined by comedian and star of this year's Strictly Come Dancing Jayde Adams as well as winner of the fourth series of Drag Race UK, Danny Beard.

Additionally, Graham will soon be a part of the Eurovision Song Contest presenting line-up on the BBC.

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