Graham Norton mocking Henry Cavill over his Warhammer hobby divides viewers

Graham Norton mocking Henry Cavill over his Warhammer hobby divides viewers

Graham Norton is receiving heat from viewers for mocking Henry Cavill over his Warhammer hobby.

The 38-year-old was a guest on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (December 3) to promote the second season of the Netflix fantasy drama The Witcher.

As well as discussing the new series, Norton also quizzed Cavill on what activities he does in his spare time with the host telling him: “You do fly your nerd flag with pride,” before he goes to mention one in particular that comes to mind.

Though Cavill cut in and added: “Makes me sound weird.”

“Well, you do have more hobbies than the average man, I’d say,” Norton noted, and then asked: “But you paint World Of WarCraft?

Not quite, as Cavill corrected: “Warhammer.”

“I’m a fool,” Norton jested causing the audience to erupt in laughter. Wanting to know more, he then asked Cavill if he paints the figures himself or whether he buys them pre-painted.

To which Cavill explained players often do paint them but added there’s another fun gaming element to them.

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“When you paint them, what do you do with them then, Henry?” Norton questioned.

“You put them together in little armies and you fight against someone else’s army,’ Henry replied, causing laughter in the audience once more. “It’s fun. It sounds ridiculous but it is fun.”

After giving all the details, Norton commented: “Toys, very good fun.”

Since this exchange, it has prompted viewers and fellow Warhammer enthusiasts to share their discontent on Twitter at Norton mocking Cavill over his pass time, describing it as “truly toxic.”

Though there were some people who defended the host, noting that he mocks most of his celebrity guests - with one describing it as “normal British banter.”

Watch The Graham Norton Show every Friday at 10.40pm on BBC One.

The second season of The Witcher is out on Netflix on December 17.

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