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Chris Tarrant on Boom


Christmas day radio is a true tradition, with presenters relishing the opportunity to lead the nation in its festive jollity.

Chris Tarrant recalls how the timing of his radio shift fitted perfectly, given he’d wallow in the family dawn excitement as the presents came out the stockings - but then ‘just as things start going wrong, and things break or there are no batteries, I shouted ‘I’m off to London now’ to do the radio show, and returned just as dinner’s being cooked’.

In an hour-long special on Boom Radio, Chris tells of Christmas at the Tarrants and reflects on a year of lockdown and his serious health scare from stroke seven years ago and how his life has changed since. His music choice is well-illustrated, with a range of tracks from Elvis to Quo and Frank Sinatra.

“I want to be around for a long time yet – there are lots of things I want to do. I’m in a very nice place.”

Chris Tarrant - Thursday December 30th at 9.00 pm.

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