The chat present host dubbed it “the top of an period” as his final Saturday programme received below manner.
Norton kicked off the present with Diana Ross’s Chain Response earlier than studying messages from listeners who mentioned they have been unhappy to see him go and would miss him.
The broadcaster joked: “Lets simply put it in brackets that everybody’s unhappy it’s my final present?
“Simply keep in mind, as you’re doing all your unhappiness, after I go away right here at present I’m leaving in a taxi not a hearse. We’re OK.
“I’ll nonetheless be on this planet. I simply received’t be right here. That’s all.”
Norton, 57, joined Radio 2 in 2010 to host the 10am to 1pm slot on Saturdays, taking on from Jonathan Ross.
Strictly Come Dancing co-host Claudia Winkleman is ready to interchange Norton on the Saturday morning present.
She is going to take over the slot, which broadcasts from Wogan Home in London, from February.