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Debbie Harry is known as the famed singer of new wave band Blondie, a regular feature on both the UK and US charts in the 1970s and 1980s. The Heart of Glass singer will appear on the Graham Norton show tonight, where she is promoting her biography Face It. Accompanying her is a slew of other celebrities, including Terminator stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, and Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain. Ted Bundy could have killed me, Blondie singer Debbie Harry reveals Prince Harry 'like royal servant' – 'Would do ANYTHING for Meghan' How old is Debbie Harry now? Debbie Harry was born on July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida, and adopted at three-months-old by Richard and Catherine Harry. Before she started her landmark singing career, she spent time as a BBC Radio secretary in New York, and even a Playboy Bunny.
When she formed Blondie with Chris Stein, she was 29-years-old. Now, at 74-years-old, she is still the band's lead singer. READ MORE: Debbie Harry's fans walk out of Cheltenham Festival amid blunder Who's on The Graham Norton Show tonight? Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Nadiya Hussain and Debbie Harry appear Graham Norton is welcoming the stars of Terminator: Dark Fate, the lead singer of Blondie and the most successful of all Bake Off winners By David Hughes Friday, 18th October 2019, 4:35 pm Updated Friday, 18th October 2019, 4:36 pm (L to R): Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Debbie Harry, Nadiya Hussain, DJ Spoony, Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena, and Siobhan Donaghy with Graham Norton (Photo: PA/So TV) The Graham Norton Show returns tonight with a typically star-studded line-up, including action movie royalty, a rock legend and a Bake Off winner. Kicking off at 10.35pm on BBC One, the sofa will be graced by original Terminator stars Arnold Schwarzengger and Linda Hamilton, Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry and baking national treasure Nadiya Hussain.
There will also be music from DJ Spoony's Garage Classical with the Ignition Orchestra, featuring The Sugababes – here's what the guests will be talking about. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton Schwarzenegger, who was the Governor of California before returning to his blockbuster acting career, bemoans the fact that, as an Austrian, he can't run as US President. He says: "It would have been great to jump in and run. It's the only thing I can't do in America. Everything else I've done is because it is in America, it's the land of opportunity." The 72-year-old describes reuniting with his co-star Hamilton for Terminator: Dark Fate, which is released on 23 October, as "really fantastic after all those years". Schwarzenegger and Hamilton have reunited for the latest Terminator movie (Photo: PA/So TV) "Before Terminator I thought I would be stuck in muscle movies like Conan, but it let me cross over into action movies," he adds. Hamilton used to be married to the film's director James Cameron, and admits that she took a little persuading to reprise her iconic role as Sarah Connor. She explains: "We don't talk at all. He rang three times and it was only on the third call when he mentioned it was about work that I rang him back! "It took me a little while to decide if I had something more to do with her character." Debbie Harry Harry, discussing her critically-acclaimed memoir Face It, describes how positive she found the experience of detailing five decades at the forefront of rock and roll (or at least the bits she can remember). She says: "Many bits (of my life) are a blur but after writing it so much has come back to me. It's been good for me." Harry's book details five decades as a rock n roll icon (Photo: PA/So TV) There is certainly no shortage of anecdotes for the singer, 74, to recall, given her stratospheric rise to fame with Blondie in the mid-70s. "It was very exciting," she explains. "It was terrific, and we took full advantage of it!" Nadiya Hussain Hussain, the most celebrated of all former winners of The Great British Bake Off, has written a memoir herself titled Finding My Voice, although her own son has proved a harsh critic. "After he'd read some of it he said, 'I like the book, but there are better writers," she admits on the show. Hussain has written a memoir titled Finding My Voice (Photo: PA/So TV) The 34-year-old, who has gone on to write four cookbooks and hosted various BBC TV shows, acknowledges her status as a Muslim role model in the UK. Blondie singer Debbie Harry has revealed she plans to write a second memoir – and that she has saved back "some of the goodies for the next onslaught". The 74-year-old, who is also a model and actress, has just released her first memoir titled Face It in which she reflects on a career-spanning six decades in music. The book details her rise to fame and the often-fraught history of new wave band Blondie. Debbie Harry performs with Blondie at the British Summer Time festival (Jonathan Brady/PA) But speaking before a book signing at Waterstones Piccadilly in London, Harry told the PA news agency that she had intentionally left details out of the book. She said: "I plan on doing another one. I felt like I should save some of the goodies for the next onslaught. "It's hard to tell everything. I have had a long career. This one is more broad sweeps over an arc of time. "If I do the next one it would be more specific to the music business and my travels. This one has a lot to do with coming up and leading into (my career)." Ray Davies presents Debbie Harry with a gong during the AIM Independent Music Awards this year (Ian West/PA) Asked whether it would take another five years to write her second memoir, she said: "I don't know. I haven't got a plan for it really – but ideally. "I shouldn't really be talking about it at all." The first book has been written in collaboration with journalist and author Sylvie Simmons and also includes original essays by Harry. The singer also said she recently received an "astounding" gift from a fan in the post, in the form of a set of dolls of each member of Blondie. Punk singer Iggy Pop features in the book (David Jensen/PA) "Fans don't usually send me things in the post. Usually they give me things at shows," she said. "Nothing totally crazy, just handmade things a lot of them, or T-shirts, or something like that. "Some of the things they make are pretty astounding. One of the things that I got recently was dolls of every member of the band. They were in such great detail and really sweet." She also addressed rumours the band might play Glastonbury Festival's 50th anniversary edition next year, after their storming comeback set in 2014. She said: "I wouldn't mind. I would love it actually. Nothing has been brought up yet." In Face It, Harry tells stories of playing alongside artists such as The Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop and David Bowie, as well as shedding light on her collaborations with artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, and numerous film appearances. Face It by Debbie Harry is available now.