Sir Michael Parkinson reveals that he and Sir Billy Connolly are friends again … after the fallout last year

Last August, Sir Billy Connolly and his wife Pamela Stephenson returned to the broadcaster after claiming that Billy & # 39; s & # 39; miraculous brain had been dulled & # 39; after the diagnosis of Parkinson's.

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But now, Sir Michael Parkinson, 84, has revealed that he has refreshed his friendship with the comic as he emphasized: & # 39; I would never deliberately hurt Billy. & # 39;

He spoke at ITV & Life's Stories this week, Sir Michael insisted and their friendship is back on track after the couple have exchanged genuine letters.

Collapsed: Sir Michael Parkinson revealed that he restored his friendship with Sir Billy Connolly after the fallout when he insisted: & # 39; I would never intentionally hurt Billy & # 39;

Collapsed: Sir Michael Parkinson revealed that he restored his friendship with Sir Billy Connolly after the fallout when he insisted: & # 39; I would never intentionally hurt Billy & # 39;

Sir Michael told Piers Morgan: & I don't think it was much Billy (who was upset by the comments), so much a Pamela. I would never intentionally hurt Billy.

& # 39; When I made the comment I was making that he was a little delayed, it was not a diagnosis, it was the observation of a friend to another friend. & # 39;

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Angry with their consequences, Sir Micheal revealed that he was offering an olive branch to the comic by writing a letter. He said: & # 39; Billy and I have known each other for years. So I wrote him a letter.

"I sat down and wrote him a letter and said," There is no way in this world that I would hurt you or intentionally demean you, "and I got a nice answer saying," Let's go back to how we ware, old friends ". & # 39;

The feud: Last August, Sir Billy Connolly and his wife Pamela returned to Sir Michael Parkinson after claiming that his & # 39; miraculous brain had swept & # 39;

The feud: Last August, Sir Billy Connolly and his wife Pamela returned to Sir Michael Parkinson after claiming that his & # 39; miraculous brain had swept & # 39;

The feud: Last August, Sir Billy Connolly and his wife Pamela returned to Sir Michael Parkinson after claiming that his & # 39; miraculous brain had swept & # 39;

Last August, psychologist Pamela, 69, called the broadcaster a & # 39; daft old fart & # 39; after he claimed that Sir Billy at a & # 39; uncomfortable dinner & # 39; could not recognize his good friends, the Mirror.

The experienced comedian also struck Sir Michael & # 39; s comments and claimed: & # 39; I would recognize Parky standing behind me – in a diving suit. & # 39;

Sir Michael spoke last August about his friend's ongoing fight with Parkinson's disease and said his condition had affected his brain.

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Pamela, however, insisted that her husband & # 39; did well & # 39; and that Sir Michael knew nothing about how Sir Billy took it.

Speaking: Sir Michael discussed the situation of Sir Billy during a Saturday morning segment with James Martin, where he told dinner between the couple (shown together on GQ Men Of The Year in 2016)

Speaking: Sir Michael discussed the situation of Sir Billy during a Saturday morning segment with James Martin, where he told dinner between the couple (shown together on GQ Men Of The Year in 2016)

Speaking: Sir Michael discussed the situation of Sir Billy during a Saturday morning segment with James Martin, where he told dinner between the couple (shown together on GQ Men Of The Year in 2016)

She said: & # 39; Mike Parkinson is a weird old fart – he doesn't know what he's talking about. Billy is doing great and is still as funny as hell. & # 39;

Jumping to Sir Billy & # 39; s defense was Indigo Television, who is currently filming a documentary with him while touring Scotland.

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They claimed that he is in a great shape and as sharp as ever, saying that Billy has as many difficulties in recognizing people as anyone else of his age.

In a statement from the company, they claimed that when the & # 39; clumsy & # 39; dinner in question, as soon as Sir Billy saw Sir Michael, he turned to his wife and daughter Cara and said: & oh well – there is Parky! & # 39;

& # 39; Daft old fart & # 39 ;: Psychologist Pamela, 68, labeled the channel a & # 39; daft old fart & # 39; after he claimed that Sir Billy at a & # 39; uncomfortable dinner & # 39; could not recognize his good friends (all shown together in 2002)

& # 39; Daft old fart & # 39 ;: Psychologist Pamela, 68, labeled the channel a & # 39; daft old fart & # 39; after he claimed that Sir Billy at a & # 39; uncomfortable dinner & # 39; could not recognize his good friends (all shown together in 2002)

& # 39; Daft old fart & # 39 ;: Psychologist Pamela, 68, labeled the channel a & # 39; daft old fart & # 39; after he claimed that Sir Billy at a & # 39; uncomfortable dinner & # 39; could not recognize his good friends (all shown together in 2002)

& # 39; He is doing well & # 39 ;: Pamela insisted that her husband & # 39; did well & # 39; and that Sir Michael knew nothing about how Sir Billy was going to handle it

& # 39; He is doing well & # 39 ;: Pamela insisted that her husband & # 39; did well & # 39; and that Sir Michael knew nothing about how Sir Billy was going to handle it

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& # 39; He is doing well & # 39 ;: Pamela insisted that her husband & # 39; did well & # 39; and that Sir Michael knew nothing about how Sir Billy was going to handle it

Sir Michael discussed the situation of Sir Billy during a Saturday morning segment with James Martin, where he talked about dinner between the two.

He remembered the & # 39; sad and uncomfortable & # 39; the moment he realized that his old friend did not recognize him during an award ceremony where he awarded him a tribute.

He told host James that Sir Billy had asked him how long they had known each other, which led him to speculate about whether he recognized him at all.

In the past: the experienced broadcaster, 83, discussed the condition of Sir Billy during a Saturday morning segment with James Martin, where he talked about a recent uncomfortable dinner between the couple (pictured together on Parkinson - One to One in 1987)

In the past: the experienced broadcaster, 83, discussed the condition of Sir Billy during a Saturday morning segment with James Martin, where he talked about a recent uncomfortable dinner between the couple (pictured together on Parkinson - One to One in 1987)

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In the past: the experienced broadcaster, 83, discussed the condition of Sir Billy during a Saturday morning segment with James Martin, where he talked about a recent uncomfortable dinner between the couple (pictured together on Parkinson – One to One in 1987)

Interview: Sir Michael remembered the & # 39; sad and uncomfortable & # 39; moment when he realized that his old friend did not recognize him at an award ceremony where he presented him with a tribute (depicted in one of Michael's last shows where he chose Billy as one of his guests)

Interview: Sir Michael remembered the & # 39; sad and uncomfortable & # 39; moment when he realized that his old friend did not recognize him at an award ceremony where he presented him with a tribute (depicted in one of Michael's last shows where he chose Billy as one of his guests)

Interview: Sir Michael remembered the & # 39; sad and uncomfortable & # 39; moment when he realized that his old friend did not recognize him at an award ceremony where he presented him with a tribute (depicted in one of Michael's last shows where he chose Billy as one of his guests)

Billy play actor Billy, also known as The Big Yin, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013 after a small prostate cancer operation.

During the show, Michael continued: & # 39; Billy's grief is now that those beautiful brains have been dulled. & # 39;

He continued: & # 39; I recently saw him – he now lives in America – and it was very sad because I proposed a prize to him during an award ceremony.

Old friends: He told host James that Sir Billy had asked him how long they had known each other, which led him to speculate about whether he recognized him at all (shown in one of Michael's last shows where he chose Billy as one of his guests)

Old friends: He told host James that Sir Billy had asked him how long they had known each other, which led him to speculate about whether he recognized him at all (shown in one of Michael's last shows where he chose Billy as one of his guests)

Old friends: He told host James that Sir Billy had asked him how long they had known each other, which led him to speculate about whether he recognized him at all (shown in one of Michael's last shows where he chose Billy as one of his guests)

& # 39; We had an uncomfortable dinner together because I wasn't sure if he knew who I was or not. & # 39;

& # 39; But … & # 39; said Sir Michael. & # 39; We went outside after the presentation to have photos taken, and he turned to me and put his hand on my shoulders.

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He said, however, that he did it, but & # 39; wasn't sure where it was or what context at all & # 39 ;.

Sir Michael added: & And to know someone as long as I knew Billy and loved it … it was a terrible thing to think about, that in a certain sense it had been taken away from him.

& # 39; He was just a genius and the best thing that had happened to me at the show. & # 39;

Diagnosis: Comedian Billy, also known as The Big Yin, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013 after minor prostate cancer surgery (shown together on Parkinson's - One to One in 1987)

Diagnosis: Comedian Billy, also known as The Big Yin, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013 after minor prostate cancer surgery (shown together on Parkinson's - One to One in 1987)

Diagnosis: Comedian Billy, also known as The Big Yin, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013 after minor prostate cancer surgery (shown together on Parkinson's – One to One in 1987)

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Sir Billy was a regular in his self-written chat show that ran from 1971 to 2007, before stopping to focus on his autobiography and other projects.

In addition to a successful career in stand-up comedy, Billy also played the lead role in The Hobbit, Mrs Brown and The Last Samurai.

He received his knighthood last October for his services of entertainment and charity – just a few weeks before his 75th birthday.

His knighthood took place just a day after Billy – who revealed he was fighting Parkinson's disease in 2013 – raised awareness of his condition on Downing Street.

Regular guest: Sir Billy was a regular in his self-written chat show that ran from 1971 to 2007, before stopping to focus on his autobiography and other projects (shown in one of Michael's last shows where he chose Billy as one of his guests)

Regular guest: Sir Billy was a regular in his self-written chat show that ran from 1971 to 2007, before stopping to focus on his autobiography and other projects (shown in one of Michael's last shows where he chose Billy as one of his guests)

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Regular guest: Sir Billy was a regular in his self-written chat show that ran from 1971 to 2007, before stopping to focus on his autobiography and other projects (shown in one of Michael's last shows where he chose Billy as one of his guests)

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