Graham Norton after he received an honorary doctorate at University College Cork yesterday. “I was more surprised than excited when I heard but being here now it really is a proper thrill,” the broadcaster said.  Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Being Irish is definitely an advantage when working in British broadcasting, seven-time Bafta award winner, Graham Norton said yesterday as he returne(...)

Broadcaster and comedian Graham Norton is one of three Cork men who will be conferred with honorary doctorates at University College Cork (UCC) next month.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Broadcaster and comedian Graham Norton is one of three Cork men who will be conferred with honorary doctorates at University College Cork (UCC) nex(...)