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Pictured: Hillary Clinton on The Graham Norton Show

Former US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been speaking to Irish chat show star Graham Norton this week - and is seen wearing a surgical boot after breaking her toe.

The interview was filmed on Monday to be broadcast as part of the BBC's The Graham Norton Show on Friday evening.

The politician is currently promoting her new book What Happened, which charts last year's Presidential election in which she lost to current POTUS Donald Trump.

The pre-recorded interview sees Clinton having a one-to-one chat with Norton on the famous sofa.

According to the Press Association, the former US Secretary of State was delayed arriving for the filming due to a broken toe.

She said: “I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards.

“I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe. I’ve received excellent care from your excellent health service.”

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Hillary Clinton with host Graham Norton during filming of The Graham Norton Show (PA Images on behalf of So TV)

Also set to appear this week are actors Gerard Butler and Jeff Goldblum, comedian Jack Whitehall, and musician Gregory Porter.

During their chat, Butler told how he was admitted to hospital after being injected with the venom of 23 bee stings.

The Scottish actor said he had misused a recommended remedy to ease aches and pains from performing movie stunts, and the result sent him into anaphylactic shock.

He used the supercharged artificial bee sting following 12 hours working on wires in a 65lb spacesuit for new sci-fi thriller Geostorm.

He said: "It was recommended that I take bee venom as an anti-inflammatory. So, I was injected with 23 bee stings.

"My arms swelled up, I went into anaphylactic shock and was hospitalised. It turns out you are meant to have one bee sting per week!"

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Left to right: Host Graham Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Gerard Butler and Jack Whitehall during the Graham Norton Show (PA Images on behalf of So TV)

The 47-year-old, known for his role as muscular war hero King Leonidas in 300, also faced a close call in a recent "hefty" motorbike crash that left him with nasty injuries to his knee and ankle.

Remembering the accident around two weeks ago, he said: "A woman went from being parked to doing a U-turn and hit me. I did a somersault about 30ft in the air.

"I jumped straight up but realised I done something bad. I broke my ankle and damaged my knee. It was pretty hefty."

Horrified by Butler's bee venom incident, Goldblum said: "I've done some cockamamie things in my time but that is crazy. I think we should trust science."

Meanwhile, Whitehall relived the cringeworthy moment when his comical gig for members of the royal family at Kensington Palace was met with quiet from the crowd.

"It was horrendous, no-one laughed," he confessed.

"Charles and Camilla were in the front row, literally sitting on thrones, and I was like the court jester. Afterwards Prince Charles said to me, 'You were a lot better than the contortionist we had last year!'."

The Graham Norton Show airs at 10.35pm on BBC One on Friday.

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Host Graham Norton with (seated left to right) Gerard Butler, Jack Whitehall, Jeff Goldblum and Gregory Porter during the Graham Norton Show (PA Images on behalf of So TV)

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