Dornan gets in his stride with Ant & Dec

Published Saturday, 01 March 2014
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Co Down actor Jamie Dornan got into his stride with award-winning presenters Ant & Dec on the Graham Norton Show, demonstrating how he had to adapt his awkward walking style.

Ant & Dec, who recently beat show host Norton to the Best Entertainment Presenter award at the National Television Awards, are currently starring in their popular Saturday Night Takeaway show on UTV.

Later this year the duo will be bringing the show to the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.

On Norton's BBC show they talked about how they pranked notoriously bad tempered chef Gordon Ramsay on this Saturday's show - and how his foul-mouthed rant almost broke the show's beep machine while editing out the swearing.

They also joked about how they always sit or stand on a certain side, with Ant on Dec's right, even when they are not on television, or even together.

Also on the show was Co Down actor Jamie Dornan, who will be in the screen adaptation of the bestselling Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy.

The 31-year-old told how he had always suffered numerous comments about how he walked and that he had to change his stride for the role of Christian Grey.

He demonstrated his much criticised walk to Norton and guests Ant & Dec and Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul and how he has changed it.

He also said how uncomfortable he felt playing a serial killer in BBC drama The Fall and that he repeatedly apologised to actresses who played his victims.

"I was doing the creepiest things imaginable so I kept apologising to them. It wasn't easy for them and I was very aware of how hard it was so I kept saying sorry during horrible scenes," he said.

"It's a brutal head space to maintain. It's not healthy, so I made a point of getting out of character - I definitely didn't want to take him home."

Dornan told the show he will be back in Belfast for filming of the next series of The Fall next week.

Meanwhile, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway continues on UTV on Saturday at 7pm.

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