Michael Parkinson looks back on his early TV days with embarrassment

Sir Michael Parkinson has confessed he is embarrassed to watch back his early TV appearances as he talked with a fake 'posh' accent.

The 86-year-old television presenter and talk show host was born and brought up in Yorkshire, the son of a coal miner, and got his big break when as a young journalist he was asked to do a screen test.

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