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When Conchita Wurst met Graham Norton

16 May 2014 at 22:12 CEST

BBC1 Eurovision Song Contest commentator Graham Norton has his own weekly television chat show in the United Kingdom, and tonight Graham welcomes Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, comedy favourite Dawn French, Hollywood star Kirsten Dunst, action man Bear Grylls and singer Sam Smith.

The programme was pre-recorded for transmission on BBC1 tonight, so we are able to give you an insight into some of the comments Conchita Wurst made during her interview with Graham Norton.

Fresh from her Eurovision win, Conchita arrives with her trophy. She says, “I am embarrassed that I take it everywhere with me.” Asked how she celebrated her win she says, “I slept. I haven't celebrated yet.”

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On receiving a tweet from Cher following her performance, she says, “I was so excited to receive the tweet, which said, 'Darling you deserve a lovelier name and better wig.' Cher, The Cher tweeted me!”

Revealing a bouquet of flowers was waiting for her in her dressing room at the recording of Graham’s show, she says, “The card read, ‘We love you, Elton and David.’”

Asked if her beard confuses people, she says, “It's my own truth. It makes me comfortable on stage. I love myself and the bearded lady is fun and expresses everything I feel. Being a teenager in a small Austrian village was not fabulous. I tried to fit in and changed myself to be part of the game. I now realise I can create the game.”

Talking about people loving her, she admits that there are also haters, “Of course there are but I don’t care. I don't focus on negativity, I focus on the good things.”

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On her plans for the future Conchita says, “Our society is so fast so I'm going to sit back and choose wisely. I will have to make new stuff (referring to music) my goal is a Grammy so my songs will have to be good,” adding, "I have cast myself in the role of host at Eurovision next year in Vienna.”

First for a Eurovision winner

Although Graham Norton has been associated with the Eurovision Song Contest since 2009 when he took over the commentator's role from Sir Terry Wogan, tonight marks the first time that the current winner of Europe's Favourite Tv Show has featured as a guest on his chat show.

Not surprisingly the United Kingdom representatives have featured fairly consistently through the years, with Scooch appearing back in 2007, Blue in 2011, Bonnie Tyler in 2013 and more recently Molly was a guest on his show just two weeks ago. Past guests have included Lulu, Olivia Newton-John and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Graham Norton Show is broadcast on BBC1 at 23:35 CET tonight, and repeated on Tuesday 27th May on BBC1 at 01:00 CET.