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Michael Parkinson: TV legend seen in wheelchair at Sydney airport in rare snaps

Michael Parkinson: TV legend seen in wheelchair at Sydney airport in rare snaps 1

A smiling Sir Michael Parkinson, 84, was seen at Sydney airport in a wheelchair, in pictures which recently emerged following a trip to Australia.

The broadcasting legend was photographed making his way through the terminal with the help of a flight attendant, who whisked him through the terminal.

The popular television star, who hosted his self-titled show on and off from 1971 until 2007, was smartly-dressed for his flight in a blue suit worn over a shirt and coordinating jumper.

Michael appeared to be in good spirits and was seen chatting to the helpful Virgin Atlantic air hostess who was assisting him.

He carried a small bag on his lap and wore tinted sunglasses throughout.

The TV presenter completed his travelling outfit with a pair of shiny loafers.

He landed in Sydney ahead of his farewell Australia tour at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.

The octogenarian talk show host shows no sign of slowing down and will head back on tour in February.

An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson will be in theatres across the country, with up-coming dates in Sheffield, Bolton and Scarborough on the cards.

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The journalist, who interviewed over 2000 figures during a career that spanned five decades, will show highlights from the Parkinson archive during the event.

The father-of-three will appear on stage with his youngest son Mike, 53.

He also shares sons Andrew, 60, and Nicholas, 56, with his wife of 60 years Mary Parkinson, 83.

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