Graham Norton has confirmed he got married earlier this year.

Graham Norton has confirmed he got married earlier this year

Graham Norton has confirmed he got married earlier this year

The 59-year-old TV presenter and Scottish filmmaker Jonathan McLeod tied the knot in his native Ireland, and the star was delighted that his pals "kept it a big secret".

Speaking on Australian chat show 'The Project', he said: "We had a big party in West Cork and everyone was really supportive and kept it a big secret."

Graham also revealed he and his partner opted to get married in West Cork, to ensure his 90-year-old mum Rhoda could attend.

He added: "We had our wedding party near to where my mother lives in Ireland just so she could come."

In July, it was reported Graham had hosted a lavish wedding celebration in Ireland, welcoming more than 100 guests to a huge party at Bantry House in West Cork, after tying the knot.

The celebrations continued the following day, with a number of marquees set up for a party outside the singer's Ahakista home.

Singer Lulu reportedly sang at the celebrations, with drag queen and gay rights activist Panti Bliss DJing and Irish dancing group Cairde putting on a performance.

One local resident told Cork Beo: "We knew Bantry House was closed for a private event, it was pretty common knowledge that it was a party for Graham and that is was to do with his marriage.

"We were hearing all sorts of names, Lady Gaga, Elton John was supposed to be singing., we've not seen any of them but there's been a big buzz around Bantry.

"We could all hear the music from Bantry House on Saturday night - they certainly got the weather for it!"

The author and presenter was born in Dublin but grew up in Cork and maintains strong links to the area.

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