As Michael Parkinson prepares to host his last ever series, we take a look at some of his most memorable chats – and those he’d rather forget…

In his 50 years as a broadcaster, Michael Parkinson has interviewed everyone from legends such as Bob Hope and Bette Davis to such modern day icons as David Beckham and Madonna.

On Saturday night, Parkinson – or Parky as he’s affectionately known – kicks off a new series of his popular chat show, and this one will be his last.

The A-listers he has interviewed might admire him for his wealth of experience and laid-back interviewing style – but the veteran broadcast, now 72, hasn’t always had an easy ride.

CLICK below to look back at some of his most talked-about interviews:

VIDEO: Watch Parkinson’s interview with Muhammad Ali

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VIDEO: Watch Parkinson’s interview with Meg Ryan

VIDEO: Watch Parkinson’s interview with Rod Hull and Emu