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Thursday 17 August 2017

Cleese was difficult to work with, reveals Palin

Monty Python actor Michael Palin has told how co-star John Cleese (pictred right) could be "very difficult" to work with at the height of their fame.

Speaking at a Bafta Life in Television event, Palin talked of a divide in the Python camp.

"John and Eric (Idle) were stars and we weren't and the trouble with stars is they can be very difficult," he said.

Palin, who was being recognised for his long career in television at a night hosted by fellow comedian David Walliams, explained that while Cleese and Idle were jetting off on exotic holidays, he and Terry Jones were "happy to go down the pub".

Speaking of his long-time comedy partner, Palin joked how in the writing room, no idea got through without Cleese's approval.

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