Updated: Graham Norton Show welcomes national treasure in new line-up

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Update: As if the lineup wasn't good enough already, The Graham Norton Show has added two more guests to its January 25 episode.

Squeezing onto the couch next to Dame Judi Dench, Sir Kenneth Branagh and Anthony Joshua will be Steps star Claire Richards, who'll be performing her single 'These Wings', and Taskmaster comedian Greg Davies.

We can only hope for more of this from Greg...

Original story: It may be a new year, but it's the same old excellent booking for The Graham Norton Show, which is set to welcome not one, not two, but three national treasures.

Someone give that team a raise, etc, etc.

Wrapping up January in the best way possible, Graham will be welcoming Dame Judi Dench, Sir Kenneth Branagh, and – get ready for a brilliant curveball – Anthony Joshua on Friday, January 25.

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Related: Graham Norton reveals why he'd never want to do the show live

Two of Britain's finest thespians, Judi and Kenneth, will be chatting to Graham about their roles as Anne Hathaway (not that one) and William Shakespeare in brand new drama All Is True, while world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua will be there to chat sport.

Or perhaps a surprise Shakespearean cameo? Who knows.

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Before we get to see Dame Judi, Sir Kenneth, and Anthony cuddle up on the red sofa, however, there are a few more eclectic episodes of The Graham Norton Show to get through.

Coming up this week is X-Men's James McAvoy, American Horror Story's Sarah Paulson, comedy legends Richard E Grant, Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, and...

... Westlife.

The Graham Norton Show airs Fridays at 10.35pm on BBC One.

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