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This Irish girl had a great red chair story about being a primary teacher on Graham Norton

The perils of big words.

GOLDIE HAWN, AMY Schumer, John Boyega and Orlando Bloom all popped up on the Graham Norton couch last night.

But, as is often the case, the celeb chat was somewhat overshadowed by the quality of the red chair story.

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They only featured one – so they had to make sure it was good.

Introducing Orla – the Irish primary school teacher who had an amusing anecdote about the kind of answers you get on a daily basis from five-year-olds

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“A few years ago I was teaching in a class and we had the globes out and the children were discovering all the new countries they had never seen before”

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“A little boy points at a country and says ‘what country is this?’ and I said ‘oh, that Papua New Guinea. Does anyone know why Papua New Guinea is really famous?’”

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“Nobody knew so I said ‘well they still eat humans there, it’s really strange. Does anyone know what that is? When another human eats another human?’”

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“This little boy stuck his hand up and said ‘yeah, I know. Lesbians’”

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This was Graham’s reaction: “good story Orla”

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And the couch was cracking up too

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Two lessons here:

Needless to say, Orla’s tale from the classroom went down very well

We weren’t expecting that punchline

Once again, the red chair delivers the goods

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