Graham Norton puts himself first in relationships
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 November 2016
TV host Graham Norton has revealed he needs to come first in his relationships and likes to be the alpha male
Graham Norton always insists he comes first in relationships.
The 53-year-old presenter admits his romances are always "unequal" because he insists a partner rearranges their life and commitments to suit his own diary.
In an interview with Woman magazine, the homosexual star said: "My relationships are always unequal. For starters, my diary will always take precedence over a boyfriend's.
"If someone's office Christmas party clashes with a TV recording night, I'm not cancelling that tot go to your stupid office party.
"If I've got two months off and he's a surgeon with life-saving surgery to do, I'd be like, 'For God's sake, it's the only time I can go on holiday.' You see the problem. All men have a little bit of alpha in them and aren't wired to be the plus one."
Graham has been single since splitting from his ex-boyfriend, music marketing consultant Andrew Smith, and has used Tinder to look for dates since the break-up.
The 'Let It Shine' host would welcome a relationship if one came along but he doesn't feel he needs to have a partner just for the sake of being with someone.
He admitted: "I don't want a boyfriend at all costs. Clearly I could find one but if it would entail being with someone I didn't love or didn't even like much, what would be the point. I've had great relationships but it's not something I have to have.
"They require compromise - this is obvious to me because in most couples you like one of them a lot more than the other one, so someone has made a compromise."
When he isn't working, Graham's favourite pastime is drinking and he enjoys alcohol as a way to relax just like most people in the UK.
He said: "I am very open about who I am. I'm a borderline alcoholic. I prefer my life with alcohol and I don't feel I have to explain that because it's not like I have a niche interest - alcohol is really popular. I'm not alone! People like drinking and I'm just one of them."