Graham Norton says he wouldn't have been a 'good dad'

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Graham Norton says he wouldn't have made a good dad. (BBC)

Graham Norton has opened up about not having children and says he has no regrets over the matter.

Speaking to The Australian Women's Weekly magazine, the broadcaster reflected on aging and his decision not to have children with husband Jonathan McLeod who he married earlier this year.

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Norton said: "There were times in my life when I thought, 'Should I be a dad?' But ultimately I think it's good that I don’t have children."

The chat show host also mused on his capabilities as a father: "I think I wouldn't be a very good father. I don’t think I have the patience or the interest. Maybe it would be different if I had an actual child... but I suspect not."

Norton also reflected on getting older as he approaches his 60th birthday in August: "I would just say, hopefully I’m not making as many of the same mistakes. Hopefully I’ve spotted some patterns in my life and have tried to iron them out."

Presenter Graham Norton outside the BBC in central London after announcing Liverpool as the hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest next year during a special edition of The One Show on Friday evening. Picture date: Friday October 7, 2022. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Graham Norton hosts Eurovision. (Getty Images)

The Irish broadcaster recently deactivated his Twitter account after being criticised by JK Rowling for urging people to "talk to trans people, talk to the parents of trans kids, talk to doctors" rather than celebrities such as himself.

Rowling responded to Norton's comments by tweeting: "Very much enjoying the recent spate of bearded men stepping confidently onto their soapboxes to define what a woman is and throw their support behind rape and death threats to those who dare disagree. You may mock, but takes real bravery to come out as an Old Testament prophet."

The Harry Potter author has been heavily criticised for her views on trans people and trans rights but denies that she is transphobic in any way.

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