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with Little Mix and Joe McElderry

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 24 December 2011

It was Christmas Eve, and Mr Norton was joined by Little Mix, that's Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall - fresh from winning the X-Factor. And another X-Factor winner Joe McElderry popped in to talk about moving from pop to opera, and how he'd like to perform in a West End show one day.

The 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' song could hardly be classed as a Christmas present - yes it was the 1993 Christmas number one - 'Mr Blobby'... luckily we faded it with a minute to go, now THAT could be classed as a present!

In 'Grill Graham', Russ in Portsmouth wanted advice on how to deal with his mother-in-law who had her own key and wasn't afraid to use it. And Marla in Windsor asked what to do about her ever-in-need friend who was asking one favour too many.

And Bill Clark chose Nat King Cole's 'The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot' in 'Tune With A Tale' which made the nation weep. He also told Graham all about his prize-winning 5lb onion, and taking photos of famous people including Charlton Heston, who was boring apparently.

Music Played

23 items
  • Image for Saint Etienne

    Saint Etienne I Was Born On Christmas Day

    (CD Single), Heavenly, 17

  • Image for Glee Cast

    Glee Cast Extraordinary Merry Christmas

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Someday At Christmas

    20 Motown Christmas Classics (Variou, Hitsville

  • 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better'

  • Image for Train

    Train Shake Up Christmas

  • Image for Rosie O'Donnell

    Rosie O'Donnell Christmas (Please Come Home)

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Christmas Lights

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Mim Grey

    Mim Grey Xmas Kiss

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall Happy This Christmas

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com, 1

  • Image for Darlene Love

    Darlene Love All Alone On Christmas

    Christmas Hits (Various Artists), BMG

  • Image for Hurts

    Hurts All I Want For Christmas Is New Year's Day

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for She & Him

    She & Him Christmas Day

  • Image for The Boy Least Likely To

    The Boy Least Likely To Happy Christmas Baby

  • Image for Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate Every 1's A Winner

    Hot Chocolate - Their Greatest Hits, EMI

  • Image for Little Mix

    Little Mix Cannonball

    CD Single, Syco Music/Sony Music

  • Image for Jasmine Ash

    Jasmine Ash Starlight

    Promo Single, Lip Sync Music Ltd, 1

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore That'll Be Christmas

    (CD Single), Fullfill, 1

  • The 'Tune With A Tale' choice of Bill Clark

    • Image for Nat King Cole

      Nat King Cole The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot

      That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Teddy Thompson

    Teddy Thompson Christmas

    (CD Single), Universal Music, 1

  • Image for Joe McElderry

    Joe McElderry Driving Home For Christmas

  • Image for Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey Born To Die

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • As chosen by Joe McElderry

    • Image for Beyoncé

      Beyoncé Beyoncé - Love On Top

      4, RCA, 1

  • MERRY CHRISTMAS

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

    Graham and Maria get into a Christmas mood...

  • I CAN HEAR HER, BUT I CAN'T SEE HER?

    I CAN HEAR HER, BUT I CAN'T SEE HER?

    Maria's dog Goliath waits patiently outside the studio for 'Grill Graham' to finish...

  • LITTLE MIX

    LITTLE MIX

    X-Factor winners: Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall.

  • X-FACTOR WINNERS

    X-FACTOR WINNERS

    Little Mix and Joe McElderry

  • JOE MCELDERRY

    JOE MCELDERRY

    Pop-star to opera-star...

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