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Chris Tarrant conferred honorary doctorate

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London (Reuters): Television presenter Chris Tarrant will mark more than three decades in showbusiness today when he receives a honorary doctorate from Aston University. The host of hit TV series ''Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'' will be presented with a degree celebrating his services to the entertainment industry during a ceremony at the university in Birmingham.

''I love the Midlands and regard it as my second home, so it is a particular honour for me to receive this doctorate from Aston University,'' said Tarrant, who was educated at King's School, Worcester, before graduating from Birmingham University. ''Although I took my degree at Birmingham University, I recall floating between the bars of both!'' Tarrant's career started in the 1970s when he presented the cult show ''Tiswas'', alongside comedian Lenny Henry. Tarrant, 59, also hosted the popular breakfast show on Capital Radio for 16 years and set up his own production company

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