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.

Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 12:12 pm by RadioToday

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