Louis Theroux admits he watches his own documentaries when drunk on The One Show

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Louis Theroux starred on The One Show and revealed that he's been spending a lot of time being drunk at home watching his old documentaries.

The top tier interviewer said that during lockdown there wasn't much else to do and would find himself going on to iPlayer and delving into his archive of work.

On Thursday's programme, he joined host Rylan Clark-Neal on the TV sofa to talk about his new book.

When Rylan brought up some content from the book, he blamed him for bringing up all his embarrassing secrets.

To which, Rylan said: "Welcome to The One Show!"

Louis then said: "I don't know what this says about me but I don't think it's anything good…

"When I've had a couple of drinks sometimes I get a weird urge to watch one of my old programmes.

"Not all the way through, but maybe it was a reminder that I used to be a globe-trotting documentary maker.

"I'd have a few drinks in bed and then I would dial up iPlayer and then I would watch one of my old shows and think 'yeah, he was good'.

"He wasn't a man that slobs around his house in his pyjamas all day shouting at his children and snatching their phones."

Rylan then kindly responded: "But that's what we love about you, Louis."

This comes a day after Sir Billy Connolly starred on the programme and admitted that his Parkinson's Disease is "not as frightened of me as it used to be".

The comedian was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013 and his wife, Dr Pamela Stephenson Connolly, said earlier this year that "the challenges lately have been medical. They’re getting worse."

After his diagnosis, Billy retired from live performances but continued to make television programmes despite his worsening condition.

Recently he admitted that he can no longer write – yet, ever the comedian, Billy began his The One Show interview by cracking a joke.

Billy and his wife Pamela discussed his disdain for the concept of dates and times: "Dates have never been important to me. It’s like telling people the height of a mountain, it doesn’t matter. Big covers it!"

Pamela responded: "What would happen if a policeman showed up and said, ‘Where were you Mr Connolly [on this day]?’"

"That’s a constant terror of mine. Like on police programmes, ‘Where were you on Thursday 14th November?’ Just whip me into jail, I wouldn’t have a clue where I was and I never will have," Billy replied.

The One Show airs weekdays on BBC One at 7pm

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