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Gordon Burns North West Tonight farewell party, Albert's Shed, Manchester

PUBLISHED: 13:17 26 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:11 20 February 2013

Gordon Burns North West Tonight farewell party, Albert's Shed, Manchester

Gordon Burns North West Tonight farewell party, Albert's Shed, Manchester

TV presenter Gordon Burns held a farewell party at Albert's Shed, Manchester, for colleagues past and present to mark his retirement from the BBC's North West Tonight programme.<br/>PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BILLINGTON

TV presenter Gordon Burns held a farewell party at Alberts Shed, Manchester, for colleagues past and present to mark his retirement from the BBCs North West Tonight programme.


The fun kicked off immediately he left the studio after his final programme when viewers saw co-presenters give him an emotional send-off.


Gordon, who lives in Hale, near Altrincham, has spent 15 years as anchor of the popular regional news programme. During his journalistic career - which began in the early 70s on newspapers in Belfast - Gordon has interviewed many celebrities, politicians and prime ministers including Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron.


Politicians are not always the same as their public image, he told Cheshire Life. For example, John Major...everyone thinks hes such a nice, mild guy. Well, he wasnt that nice when I interviewed him. He was quite short-tempered, he said.


Gordons also enjoyed presenting roles on national TV shows, including Surprise Surprise and most famously as the host of the Krypton Factor.
But he wont be disappearing from broadasting completely. One of his commitments is a regular Sunday morning show on Radio Manchester/Lancashire

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BILLINGTON

A few of the highlights from Gordon's glittering career



The print version of this article appeared in the November 2011 issue of Cheshire Life

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