In today’s show (2 April) Graham is accompanied by Hollywood stars Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy, American actor David Schwimmer and British actor Nick Mohammed, comic book Frank Skinner and singer and star of RuPaul’s drag race Michelle Visage, who appears with Steps

Talking about his record breaking single Three Lions with David Baddiel, Frank Skinner says, “It’s the 25th anniversary this summer so they’re going to be released again for the European Championship. To be honest, we keep releasing it – we have it Milked! “added,” In the summer I received a package from the Guinness Book of Records with two framed certificates, I took the first one out and it was number one four times and the next was the biggest drop in the same week – we are out of place 96 dropped to number one That was the jiffy bag of show business – the ups and downs! ”

When asked about resuming his showbiz stand-up tour, he says, “We had been on a three month tour and run in the West End when my agent suggested another 20 dates and then the lockdown has been made since the last gig 18 months have passed – it’s the biggest interval ever! “

Octavia and Melissa chat with Graham from LA and Australia about their new superhero comedy Thunder Force

When asked about superheroes, Octavia says, “I loved the costumes, but I was scared. I was worried because I run very hot, like 150 degrees! The idea of ​​being in a super suit made me think they were going to be really uncomfortable, but I was amazed because when we first got on our set we naturally started out in a superhero pose with our hands on our hips to talk ”

Melissa throws in, “I was like oh my god, we’re real superheroes because we keep taking that stance.It was wonderful”

Octavia talks about her own stunts and says: “Melissa does a lotShe likes to be in a harness and it’s wonderful to watch herI don’t so muchI love my stuntwoman! Melissa adds, “I want to be 20 feet tall and spin like a propeller while Octavia, who literally had no toes off the ground, yelled,” Oh, oh, oh, not for me! Not for me! “

David joins Graham from New York to talk about the second series of the spy sitcom Intelligence, in which he stars with Nick Mohammed

When asked about the real government agencies the show represents and asked if they are really concerned about what Nick and David are doing, David jokes, “I’m sure the NSA has probably been following me for years!” Added, “They didn’t really get in touch, I think it was the advertiser who wanted to check in. It was really GCHQ who was more interested, but they were actually pretty happy with how they performed”

Nick continues, “They contacted us when they heard we were doing a show on GCHQ, but when they realized we wanted to know more about their canteen, choir and bakery sales and that we were doing a silly sitcom and not a whistleblowing drama, they relaxed a little and were incredibly supportive. ”

David, who has to leave the show immediately, reveals, “I’m going to LA to do the Friends Reunion, I’ll see them all for the first time in years”

When asked if he will be Ross or David at reunification, he says, “I will be David, nothing is written in scripts and we have no character, we are all ourselves, although there is a passage I won’t reveal want but we all read something “I jokingly added,” I should have looked at old episodes, but I just couldn’t bring myself to catch up on the 236 shows. I think I’ll have to watch a lot over the next five days! “

Talking about the global success of Drag Race, Michelle says, “I think people need to know that they are important and that they belong. On the show, everyone sees something they can relate to – and they see you A place that accepts, loves and forgivesEveryone is welcome ”

And on the differences between the US and the UK, she says, “It is important that the entire UK drag scene is presented as it is and it is not fair to compare”The aesthetic is different. In the UK with its rough edges, drag has a beauty and authenticity and I love that”

She shares more about her love for the show and says, “Every time I sit at this desk, I am full of excitement, anticipation, joy and admiration for these queens”

When asked how she got to know Steps and how it came about to perform with them, she jokes: “We hang out in the Facebook group of the retired pop group! Actually, Faye (Tozer) and I had the same dance partner – Giovanni – on Strictly, so we became friends to moan about our feet and everything else together. She asked if I would like to do a song with them. I said “Sure” like you, but it really happened! “

When she found out she had worked as a struggling performer in a strip club, she said, “I got a bad zero dollar record deal, so I went to an audition at the strip club where girl 3Earned $ 000 a night”I went over lunch and the crowd was a bit run down and I just couldn’t do it – I had neither the body nor the confidence, but they were looking for a new host for the Hot Oil Wrestling, I got the gig and it was the best experience of my life – it was like putting on a stand up show every night – it was amazing ”

And finally Graham pulls the lever on Frank, who volunteers to sit in the Big Red Chair on behalf of the audience

Next week (9 April) Graham’s guests include Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Felicity Jones, Wunmi Mosaku, John Bishop and Years & Years

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