Is this the man who won the heart of Graham Norton? Scottish film-maker Jonothan McLeod is understood to be chat show king’s new husband
He has built a stellar career by extracting juicy showbiz gossip from celebrities, yet Graham Norton is refusing to give anything away when it comes to the identity of his new husband, whom he married last weekend.
But The Mail on Sunday understands that the man who has won the chat show king’s heart is Scottish film-maker Jonothan ‘Jono’ McLeod.
Around 120 people are understood to have gathered last weekend for a blessing ceremony conducted by a local rector at Bantry House in Mr Norton’s native Cork.
It is thought to have been followed by a party at Mr Norton’s nearby holiday home where singer Lulu and drag queen Panti Bliss performed.
But The Mail on Sunday understands that the man who has won the chat show king’s heart is Scottish film-maker Jonothan ‘Jono’ McLeod
One local said: ‘We are all happy to welcome Graham and his partner to our locality. He has always been a great supporter of our local fundraising events, has no idea of snobbery and is recognised as a nice individual wherever he goes.’
Mr Norton, 59, who was first seen with Mr McLeod at Heathrow in December 2019, quietly attended the Glasgow premiere of Mr McLeod’s latest film earlier this year.
Mr McLeod, 44, recently released My Old School, a documentary about a former classmate, who managed to convince school officials that he was 16 despite being in his 30s.
Around 120 people are understood to have gathered last weekend for a blessing ceremony followed by a party at Mr Norton’s holiday home where singer Lulu and drag queen Panti Bliss performed Pictured: Lulu with Graham Norton BBC Radio 2 in 2018
In an interview for online magazine Queerty, Mr McLeod described his school days at Bearsden Academy, Glasgow, saying: ‘My experience was going to that school, keeping my head down, trying not to get bullied, trying not to get anyone finding out my secret – which was that I was a 16-year-old gay boy who desperately didn’t want anyone to know that.’
Several of Mr McLeod’s friends mentioned on social media that they were in Cork last week, including Holby City star Dawn Steele and Shelly McErlaine, who wrote the music for My Old School.Lulu also shared videos from Bantry House on Instagram as she enjoyed breakfast overlooking the manicured lawns.
Representatives for Mr Norton and Mr McLeod were contacted for comment.