We’re not quite sure how we missed this happening on Friday night’s Graham Norton Show but thank goodness for the Monday night repeat (how come you guys didn’t tip us off?).
During the ‘red chair’ section of the show, where audience members tell a story on the chair and risk getting tipped over if it’s not interesting enough, a young student called Harris appeared wearing one of Lethal Bizzle’s Stay Dench line of t-shirts.
The bold type on the t-shirt caught Graham’s attention and prompted him to ask Harris if he was wearing it because he was a big fan of Dame Judi Dench.
Obviously not, Harris laughs knowingly at Graham as he explains:
You know.. the kids these days, it’s urban slang, Graham
The mockery. Watch your mouth, son.
Anyway, still curious, Graham asks Harris what it actually means. Harris’ reply will hurt Lethal and Dench fans everywhere, but you’ll have to watch the video above to see what it means. Keep dictionary.com handy too.
Anyway, before he could tell his story, Harris was tipped over by Irish actress Saoirse Ronan who didn’t like his name.
She’s a fine one to talk.
But that’s not all. Two minutes later, Graham actually utters Lethal Bizzle’s infamous catchphrase “Leave it!” in exactly the same tone as Lethal when he responds to his next guest on the red sofa.
At first we thought this indicated that Graham did actually know about Dench, but on reflection we think it might be because the guest mentions that she is originally from South Africa and, being blonde, perhaps Graham was referring to the obvious temptation to mention the Oscar Pistorius trial for the murder of South African model Reeva Steenkamp which has been dominating the news.
A mahoosive coincidence? Has Graham ever said it before? We don’t know. Maybe Lethal B is in on the whole thing, but what a coup it would be if he was because getting that past the BBC’s strict product placing rules can’t have been a walk in the park.
Whatever the story is, well done again to Lethal Bizzle for building such a strong brand and keeping at it, despite the ridicule of certain sections of the media.