Emotional Michael Palin dedicates NTAs win to late Terry Jones with hilarious ‘sick’ story

“We ask that our privacy be respected at this sensitive time and give thanks that we lived in the presence of an extraordinarily talented, playful and happy man living a truly authentic life, in his words ‘Lovingly frosted with glucose.’”

Michael Palin recalls singing to the late Terry Jones and forgetting all of the words

Palin – who met Jones when they were students at Oxford in the 1960s and went on to form Monty Python with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam – said he had previously managed to Jones laugh.

Michael Palin: “I am glad to be alive each morning, you get an easier ride after 75”

He says: “A lot of anxieties disappear, you get to a certain age and you think, ‘Well, I am that age. If I die next year, that will probably be average’. If you think you’ve done most of what you want to do, it’s all rather a relief.”