GRAHAM NORTON revealed today he expects his pay to be cut by the BBC. The TV presenters show was recently moved from BBC2 to BBC1 and will start its sixth series on Monday. Reports suggest Nortons salary will be cut by 20 per cent to 2m a year, mak- ing him one of many BBC presenters to see pay slashed. Norton, 46, said: Unless the BBC finds oil, I fully ANOTHER Top Gear stunt ended in a dangerous crash when a caravan attached to an airship came down near a busy road. Presenter James May was racing a Lamborghini driven by co-host Richard Ham- mond yesterday w h e n d i s a s t e r struck. The orange airship was meant to land on a cricket pitch in the Cambridgeshire village of Eltisley. But it was blown off- course by strong winds and crashed in on its side in a field near the A428, half- a-mile from its target. May, 46, and his camera crew on board were unin- jured. Witness Peter Clarke, 37, said: It was a strange sight. The cricket- e r s w e r e dressed in their whites waiting for it to appear, but it drifted off. It is not the first time a Top Gear stunt has ended in failure.In 2006 Hammond, 39, crashed at 315mph while driving a jet car. Two years later host Jeremy Clarkson, 49, escaped with minor injuries after a head-on crash. Footage of Mays crash will be aired in November. London Lite Wednesday, 30 September 2009 5 James May Day! Missed target: the fallen airship landing on its side Inbrief Flirting makes men feel good FLIRTING with a beautiful woman makes a man feel temporarily good about himself, scientists have discovered. Being in the presence of an attractive female can boost a mans testosterone and cortisol, both hormones associated with wellbeing. Socialising with other men, however, reduces levels of both hormones. XFactorsspecial effort to win war THE X FACTOR is to show a two- hour special to try to maintain its lead in the ratings war with Strictly Come Dancing. The ITV show will go out live from 8pm on 10 October while the BBC dance show airs from 7.10pm to 9.15pm. The X Factor is currently ahead in the ratings race after it attracted 1.4m more viewers last Saturday. Cabbie fined for ambulance rant A TAXI driver has been fined 500 and must pay 470 in costs for shouting at an ambulance crew who blocked his way while dealing with a 999 call. Trevor Plane, 58, from Great Horkesley, Essex, got out of his cab and told the crew: Move your bloody ambulance... I am sick of your lot parking where you like, as they treated a woman who had overdosed at home, a court heard. Bush feared Potters magic JK ROWLING was blackballed from a top American honours list by the Bush administration because they feared her Harry Potter books encouraged witchcraft, a new book claims. Former Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer says plans to award the author, 44, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom were shelved due to the sorcery in her books. XTRA HELP FOR BORIS: PAGE 19 TopGearpresenteronboardasairshipcrashesintoafield BY GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN Norton:UnlessBBCfindsoilmysalarywillbeslashed Plunge: the airship crashes into trees with the caravan (inset) still attached BY MARK BLUNDEN Unhurt: Top Gears James May expect my pay to be cut. Either I refuse to work for less and they tell me to bog off or I go OK and work. But he said it was not right for pre- senters salaries to be made public. He said: When it comes to how much I earn, I prefer that to stay private.And he said he didnt think any presenters were overpaid, adding: There is one Jonathan Ross and however much they paid him he was worth that. He was speaking as it was revealed he had been given an official warning over a homophobic joke on his show in March. The Beeb said Norton needed to avoid any possibility of being seen to endorse offensive stereotypes. Prime timer: Graham Nortons chat show starts its sixth series on BBC1 on Monday index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html