“Very noble of you to come round!” he beams. For the photographer, he reserves his signature greeting: “My dear old thing!” To the tribe of hairy‑legged gardeners who shortly come clomping through his antique‑laden sitting room with saws and lopping tools, he mutters: “Lovely!

Lovely!”, Courtesy makes his world go round. at Eton College, followed by Cambridge University.

From former Bond actress Britt Ekland to cricket commentator Henry Blofeld, the celebs are keen to take on the new challenge and explore the local traditions, sightseeing places and cuisine. Popular Tags: ITV,Channel 4,BBC,Love Island,Netflix. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. Her only near rival in his affection is BBC Radio 4’s Test Match Special, to which he has been attached for 43 years.

After drifting away from playing, he embarked on a career as a sports journalist, writing for the Guardian before joining Test match Special in 1972.

His aristocratic accent and surreal observations have made him one of the nation's most beloved sports broadcasters. These include Squeezing The Orange from 2014, 2017's Over and Out, which recounted the highlights of his Test Match Special career, and My Dear Old Thing: Talking Cricket from 1988.

Speaking to The Telegraph after their wedding, the former Test Match Special commentator spoke of his wife:

The stars of The Real Marigold Hotel have settled in their new home in Puducherry, India.

I know I have had a number of false starts, but Valeria is the most wonderful girl I have ever met. The best thing to do is try to pay for it. Blofeld has been married three times. He performs a double act – “Memories of Test Match Special” – with his great chum Peter Baxter (“Backers”), who produced him in TMS for 34 years. “My father was a splendid chap but he would never spend a ha’penny if a farthing would do. “You couldn’t meet a less racist person in the world, but I can’t bear political correctness, can you?”.

To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. He deplores the way fielders crowd round the batsman appealing for dubious catches.

That ability led to his second career as an entertainer.

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Although it put paid to the very real prospect that he would play for England, cricket has furnished him with two brilliant careers – as a much-loved commentator and as a showman. The 78-year-old continued to commentate regularly until he stepped down in September 2017 – his final test broadcast was England vs West Indies at Lords. He claims to be colour-blind but has teamed dark blue cords, bright blue shoes and light blue socks with a blue and white check shirt. I’m sorry if that is silly or old-fashioned.”.

In 2013 he married his third wife Valeria Chianale, an Italian woman who he has described as "the bravest woman in the world for taking me on". I soon found the importance of making someone smile.”. He refers to the episode as “falling out of bed” – Blowers-speak for losing a lot of money. The next we know, he’s on the way home. After a slow, watchful start, we came together like a couple of well-trained magnets.”.

Henry retired a few years ago, enjoying retirement life with his new wife Valeria.

There is a smaller one on his keyring. Their crowded, colourful house reflects his reckless collecting zeal and her taste in furnishings. I hate to say it, but this didn’t happen in the old days.”. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. “I’m all for good and solid fierce aggression,” he says, “but sledging is dreadful.” He cites the Australian captain, Michael Clarke, as an offender in the recent Test. “Helicopters, pigeons, seagulls, buses, it’s all perfectly genuine,” he says. Filiz is a film and TV journalist with a flair for everything related to reality soaps and showbiz. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). That was all you had as back-up, so you got on with it. I'm A Celebrity full line-up revealed as Radio 1 DJ becomes final contestant, Fed-up mum-of-8 gives squabbling girls space with bunk beds & Wilkos bargains, Mum fumes as Hull school excludes daughter, 13, in row 'over Primark trousers', I bought all my Xmas gifts in 5 hours pre-lockdown…staff had to carry my bags, Cornish medic says it's 'all lies' NHS is overrun & 'I had no work for 3 weeks', ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No.

“These days there is every sort of coach. “Is it a question of not being able to cope with failure? She has transformed my life.”.

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