05 November 2019 10:38
Good Morning Britain spoke to Alan Titchmarsh MBE on a live video link from Virginia Water this morning ahead of his new TV show 50 Shades of Green airing on ITV tonight which celebrates his staggering 50-year-career. The presenters were keen to find out whether he was going to be recognised further by the Queen for his duties to the horticultural industry. Alan kicked started his career as an apprentice gardener before studying horticulture and finally receiving a Diploma from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. After a few years experience under his belt, in 1974 he went onto pursue a career in gardening journalism and made his television debut with Gardeners' World. Alongside this, he was invited to present coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show for the BBC for 20 years until 2013. More recently, he has fronted a series of shows for ITV with another series of Love Your Garden returning to the channel in upcoming months.
Advertisement 'They've sat there plotting how to ruin a great Dean Martin classic just in time for Christmas.' Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV. Got a showbiz story? If you've got a story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk Entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Piers Morgan disowns England after 'devastating' Rugby World Cup loss MORE: Good Morning Britain's Laura Tobin warns Piers Morgan about wildfire near his home: 'It will get worse' The Queen told Alan Titchmarsh he's 'given lots of ladies a lot of pleasure' By Sian Hamer Her Majesty also commented that the Classic FM presenter had 'very large boulders'. Classic FM presenter Alan Titchmarsh has shared some of his hilarious experiences with Her Majesty the Queen, in a recent interview with Good Morning Britain. The gardening expert revealed that she told him he had given "a lot of ladies a lot of pleasure", along with other comments on the size of his boulders and onions. "The first thing her majesty ever said to me, about 30 years ago, was on a garden at Chelsea Flower Show and she said 'your onions are very small'," said Titchmarsh. Read more: Who made the Queen's gold grand piano? And how much is it worth? Alan Titchmarsh and the Queen. Picture: Getty The comment is met with laughter from GMB presenters Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan. "I had another conversation with her, a couple of years ago, when I did another garden," he continues. "She said 'your boulders are very large', and I thought, what a long way I've come." Alan Titchmarsh shares the Queen's hilarious comments. Picture: PA "She also very sweetly, when I got my MBE about 20 yeas ago, she very kindly said to me that I'd given a lot of ladies a lot of pleasure. "But I think she was talking about Sandringham WI." You can listen to Alan Titchmarsh every Saturday from 7am to 10am on Classic FM.