Michael Parkinson Interviews Ian Thorpe for Ten

Next Sunday Ten will screen an interview between Interviewing royalty Michael Parkinson and Ian Thorpe.

Ian Thorpe: The Parkinson Interview is a no holds barred world exclusive interview in which Ian has made the brave decision to be himself. With no question off limits, the master interviewer will examine the good times and the bad, the triumphs and the trauma that Ian has faced throughout his life.

Sir Michael said: “Ian Thorpe has always been near the top of my list to interview. The reasons are obvious. Not many athletes can claim to be the best of all time. Ian can. “The story of a boy who was a teenage World Champion, conquered the world and then seemed to give it all away is a fascinating and intriguing one. “His fight against depression offers a unique insight into the darker side of celebrity and success. What fascinates me most about Ian is that apart from the very beginning of his career, he never seemed to enjoy and celebrate his success. It will be interesting to find out the reasons why,” he said.

Network Ten Executive Director of News and Current Affairs, Peter Meakin, said: “This promises to be an absorbing encounter – a sporting hero with a fascinating story, paired with an interviewer whose reputation is deservedly legendary.”

Ian Thorpe: The Parkinson Interview. 6:30 PM Sunday July 13th on Ten