Others were thrilled to see the icon on BBC Breakfast, as Lee beamed: “Parky on #BBCBreakfast now there’s a broadcaster/journalist!! Absolute legend!” (sic)
Martin Talbot said: “Michael Parkinson on @BBCBreakfast- utterly fascinating. A colossal talent and still so sharp, even at the age of 87.”
@BBCBreakfast I remember when I was little #Sirmichaelparkinson and his lovely wife came into my mum’s sport shop in Maidenhead to kit out their boys with #cricket gear. They are a lovely friendly family. Great to see them this morning,” user @ellalaine1 recalled.
While Paul Wells added: “Sir Michael Parkinson on @BBCBreakfast He’s still got it. Brilliant, interesting and a real national treasure.”
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on BBC One.