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John Humphrys - The House Where I Grew Up

The One Show Team | 11:59 UK time, Thursday, 2 April 2009

For The One Show, Today's John Humphrys returned to his childhood home of Splott in Cardiff.

John's mum was a hairdresser and his dad a French polisher, he remembers them bringing their work home with them and the house filled with horrible smells from their various concoctions.

Talking about his four siblings, John recounts his initial dislike of younger brother Rob and discusses his memories of the tragic death of his little sister Christine.

Ever since reading the Superman comics as a child John knew that he wanted to be a reporter, just like Clark Kent. After leaving school at 15 he began his dream job, as a junior reporter for the Penarth Times.

 

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