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Credit Goes To Graham Norton

by | 16th, May 2007

graham_norton.jpgTV funny man Graham Norton has been persuaded to disassociate himself from presenting an unpopular award at a finance industry bash to be held on Thursday evening.

The Irish presenter had been pencilled in to present an award for the best home credit lender at the awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. However, after an appeal from pressure group Debt On Our Doorstep, the comedian has decided to pass on handing out the gong.

The nominees up for the award include Bristol Finance & Credit Services, a company which charges as much as 1,068% APR on loans of £100 when a payment is missed.

Debt On Our Doorstep chairman, Damon Gibbons, says, “There shouldn’t be any place at an awards ceremony for any of these lenders. They rip off the poorest, keep them in a cycle of increasing debt, and degenerate entire communities. We’re delighted that Graham has agreed to sit out that part of the ceremony, and send out such a message.”
Er, not quite. Despite sitting out that particular presentation, Norton will still front the overall event.

Graham Norton and a room full of money people – sounds like a wild night.

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