Alan Titchmarsh 'hurt' over BBC show offer
Broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh has admitted he was "hurt" by the BBC's decision to sideline him in this year's Chelsea Flower Show programming – saying he was made "an offer I had to refuse".
Titchmarsh (65), who has been replaced by Monty Don, said he was offered a lesser role for the much-loved event after three decades as host.
The former Gardeners' World presenter told the Radio Times he was not bitter and that he had moved on, but admitted he was hurt.
"They made me an offer I had to refuse," he said.
"It's up to them. I'm not bitter. I was disappointed but I'm not a grudge-bearer. You have to move on. Nobody owes you a living. I'm still gainfully employed. My days aren't empty."