'He peed in my shoes' tale by Southland girl revealed in Graham Norton's Red Chair
After weeks of practising in the shower, a Southland girl has impressed Graham Norton and celebrity guests after telling a story which took place in Invercargill.
The Red Chair segment on the show sees audience members telling their favourite anecdote, only to be flipped out of the chair if the host and his guests fail to be impressed.
Invercargill native Brittany North, who is currently working as a nanny in London, told a story about going home from Invercargill bar The Kiln with an Irishman, only to wake to the sound of him urinating in the middle of the night.
When she woke in the morning she thought she had dreamt it, until she went to put on her shoes and discovered he had done his business in them.
Norton was so impressed by North's story he let her walk.
North forgot to mention a key point though. The man mentioned in the anecdote is still her boyfriend, three years later.
"I was building up the story so that I could make that point but then I got all flustered and forgot to do it.
"I bought the shoe situation up with him about six months later, he was embarrassed and had no recollection of doing that in my shoe."
Her boyfriend, Danny Dowling, gave her the green light to share the story on the show which was viewed by more than four million people in the United Kingdom.
North warned her friends and family that person in the story was Dowling, before the show aired in the UK.
"My boss thought it was hilarious, I had warned her so she knew what was coming.
"Even my Dad was stoked, people who don't even watch the show seem to know what the red chair is."
Dowling is currently living in Ireland, and North said the story was received well by his family.
"Danny's family own a pub in Ireland and it was packed for Friday night and a band was playing but they got the band to stop and played my story on all three TVs in the pub."
The most embarrassing thing was Norton suggesting she did not pay taxes, North said.
"Despite what Graham thinks, I actually do pay my taxes. I think my boss was more horrified about that than the story," she said.
Brittany North's appearance hits New Zealand screens on The Graham Norton Show, Friday, March 6, 8;30pm on TV3.
- The Southland Times