Alan Carr eyes Graham Norton's success and Eurovision job

Well, this could be awkward. Alan Carr has set his sights on fronting the Eurovision Song Contest and thinks he could do just as good a job as Graham Norton.

Alan Carr and Graham Norton

We can just about hear Graham squeal, ‘would you jump into my grave as quick, Alan?’

Alan Carr’s show ‘Chatty Man’ was axed earlier this year – while Graham’s self-titled series lives on – and though the 40-year-old comedian is fronting a new show called ‘Happy Hour,’  he’s desperate to take over from his rival on Eurovision as he believes he would be able to do the commentating job and have a laugh at the same time.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: “I really want to emulate Graham Norton in terms of mainstream appeal. He can talk to people like Joan Collins about vaginas and then he can go and do ‘Eurovision’. I could do that. It would be so much fun.”

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner Conchita Wurst poses backstage at G-A-Y ahead of her performance at the club Chris Jepson/

After learning that his programme was being given the boot, Alan admitted he’d love to “try something different” and doesn’t just want to be known for doing a chat show.

He said previously: “All I’ve done is a chat show. I want to try new things, so I want to try something a bit different.

“Booking three guests on a Wednesday, you’ve got to have three guests on the sofa and it’s just getting harder and harder.”

Graham, 53, took over hosting Eurovision from the late Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan in 2008.