Monty also shared in-depth how the outdoors saved him from the abyss of mental health.
After losing all their money, Monty was forced to survive off Government benefits for a number of years, which has inspired his incredible work ethic since, including authoring books and fronting on Gardeners’ World.
However, the star acknowledged that he is now in a privileged position these days, as he pointed out how many have lost work as a result of COVID-19.
He said: “No question, I am very lucky. I lost half my filming work this year but compared to most people I’ve had a very, very easy time of it.