Pharrell 'obsessed with BBC'

PHARRELL has watched at least ten hours of BBC output a day since 1982, he has revealed.

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The star of the corporation’s God Only Knows video was first bitten by the BBC bug during a family trip to Britain where he caught an edition of the early evening show Nationwide, hosted by Hugh Scully and Sue Cook.

Pharrell was so smitten by the programme’s mix of current affairs and light-hearted human interest stories that he begged his parents to get a huge satellite dish so he never missed a show.

Pharrell said: “When my buddies were out shooting hoops, I was indoors watching the BBC.

“Whether it was the original Top Gear starring William Woollard, Judith Hann on Tomorrow’s World or great comedies like Colin’s Sandwich or Carrott’s Lib, I couldn’t get enough of that high quality output.

“Watching Chris Searle wire up a very primitive synthesiser to a BBC Electron on The Computer Programme inspired me to start making music.

“And BBC News – God bless Martyn Lewis for speaking the truth.”

Today, Pharrell always makes time in his busy schedule to catch up with Cash In The Attic and Escape To The Country.

A BBC spokesman said: “It had to be Pharrell, even though he demanded four Blue Peter badges for himself and one for each of his entourage.

“Nobody cares more passionately about the BBC than him, except maybe Will I Am.”

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Berry awards Bake-Off prize to herself

MARY Berry last night declared herself the winner of The Great British Bake-Off.

The veteran cake judge said she was ‘obviously much better’ than any of the contestants, who she dismissed as ‘an utter waste of everyone’s time’.

When producers told Berry she could not award the prize to herself she told them to ‘just give it to whichever one of these idiots looks most like me’.

The prize was then awarded to 60 year-old Nancy Birtwhistle, who immediately turned to Berry and said: “If I kill you, do I become you?”

Berry said: “I hate this job.”