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Documentary follows Jeremy Paxman’s journey since his Parkinson’s diagnosis

A documentary will follow Jeremy Paxman as he reflects on his Parkinson’s diagnosis.

ITV announcer Parkinson will follow the 72-year-old announcer and host of the College Challenge from his official diagnosis 18 months ago.

He will allow the camera into his life as he sees how the condition is affecting him and will meet leading experts studying potential treatments.

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Jeremy Paxman resigns from Newsnight in 2014 (BBC/PA)

The 60-minute special will see Paxman speak to the UK’s Parkinson’s president, Jane Asher, attend a British National Ballet therapy dance class and learn to play bowls.

He will also observe a brain dissection.

Specials come from Docsville Studios, Altitude Factual and Expanded Media.

Born in Leeds, Paxman began his career in 1972 on the BBC’s postgraduate internship programme, working in local radio and covering the Belfast Troubles.

Shortly after moving to London in 1977, he switched from the Tonight show to the leading investigative program Panorama, before appearing on Six O’Clock News and BBC One’s Breakfast Time.

He became the host of Newsnight in 1989, a position he would hold until June 2014, during which time he interviewed prominent figures from politics and culture.

Paxman has also presented the University Challenge since 1994, making him the longest-running current questions curator on UK television.

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He revealed in May 2021 he was being treated for Parkinson’s disease but said his symptoms were “currently mild”.

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