Graham Norton explains how Carrie Fisher almost cancelled on her last ever interview

goss 02/10/2017

Graham Norton jumped on another couch to give his side of the story about drunk guests, his guest wishlist, and about the rumour that the royals were going to appear on his talk show.

The TV host, who will be celebrating the 20th year anniversary of his 'The Graham Norton Show', appeared on another British talk show host 'This Morning' to discuss his legendary TV hosting job.

Actress Carrie Fisher, who died late last year, gave her last interview on his couch two weeks before her fatal heart attack.

"It was extraordinary, because it transpired that it was her final interview. And you know that thing where you’re like ‘OH, if we had known! I wish we’d done a better job’ because you just think oh, she’ll be back in a minute. It was such a shock.

"Because she’s someone who wasn’t in my life all of the time, y’know, she would pop into London or I’d be in America and we’d see each other, it has taken a long time to kind of figure out she has gone."

"She did nearly cancel. She was ill and I feel bad talking about it because then it’s as if we knew. We didn’t she was just a bit under the weather. She was sick."

"She did nearly cancel and then she thought ‘Oh, Graham will be nice to me’, so she got herself in a car, got herself in the studio and got through the show. We just thought ‘get well soon’ and then when we heard the news of the heart attack, [we all] thought that was terrible. You sort of thought, that can’t be the end of Carrie Fisher. She was such a life force. She was so larger than life."