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Tuesday 25th February 2020

Viewers brand Madonna's Graham Norton interview "awkward" and "embarrassing"

She was on to promote her comeback album

Telly fans have branded pop legend Madonna's interview on The Graham Norton Show "awkward" and "embarrassing" to watch.

The superstar hitmaker, 60, was on to promote her new album, Madame X, and chat with Graham Norton about her incredible decades-long career.

Madonna's released a comeback album (Credit: BBC)

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But it appears viewers on Twitter struggled to get past the somewhat awkward atmosphere and stunted conversation.

One said: "#Madonna sure was an awkward watch on #GrahamNorton."

Another wrote: "How awkward was that interview with Madonna? Hate how she comes so arrogant."

Graham Norton was entertaining as usual except Madonna. Embarrassing.

A third tweeted: "It's still fascinating and also very sad that megastars like Madonna can be so awkward in interviews. I wonder if medication or just fame is to blame? They rarely seem happy. #GrahamNorton."

A fourth commented: "Last night's #GrahamNorton was entertaining as usual except Madonna. Embarrassing. Weird, monotone, barely able to hold a conversation. More charisma in a block of ice. And the one thing you don't do is be rude to a legend. Sir Ian upstaged her effortlessly. Give it up love."

At one point in the programme, Madonna was asked about meeting fellow guest Sir Ian McKellen at a charity event in the 1990s but admitted she couldn't remember the encounter.

Graham then asked the acting legend about his recent 80th birthday celebrations.

She couldn't remember meeting Sir Ian in the '90s (Credit: BBC)

His friends threw him a surprise party in Bolton, where he grew up, and Graham said: "Was it wise? They gave you a surprise party at 80..."

The Lord of the Rings actor replied: "Yes, I think they were a little bit frightened I might have a heart attack."

He said some of the guests had flown in from LA and threw a glance at Madonna, but the singer said: "Wasn't me..."

Sir Ian joked that Madonna purposely wasn't invited to his party (Credit: BBC)

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Sir Ian then quipped: "You weren't invited because you didn't remember working with me!"

Not everyone was turned off, as fans of the Like A Prayer singer and non-fans alike rallied behind her on social media.

Someone tweeted: "British people are such harsh cruel people... @Madonna was great and full of humour on #GrahamNorton! All jealous people, disgusting!"

Another said: "Got to say, Madonna came across OK, down to earth even. Not a fan but fair dues..."

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