Tony Blackburn tells his life story on TV
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Tony Blackburn tells his life story on TV

Tony Blackburn, who will be celebrating 50 years in radio this year, is to appear on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories in a couple of weeks.

The presenter looks back at his life and career which includes launching Radio 1 in 1967 and, more recently, being banned from the airwaves for playing Cliff Richard’s records.

Tony talks about how he developed an addiction to Valium, following his high-profile split from actress Tessa Wyatt.

Other revelations include romping with a girlfriend in Frank Sinatra’s London flat and saving fellow DJ Kenny Everett’s life.

Tony also reveals that one of his chat-up lines was to invite girls back to his home to admire his 1.9 metre, rotating satellite dish.

Watch Tony with Piers on ITV, Wednesday 7th February at 9pm.

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