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Sir Billy Connolly opens up about his love for ‘wee Gozo’

Gozo‘s most famous resident has spoken about his love for ‘the wee island’ in a new BBC documentary series.

Sir Billy Connolly revealed he ‘fuels up’ on sunshine at his home in Sannat, after doctors told him that vitamin D can help combat the effects of Parkinson’s disease.

He explained: ‘I took advice to scale back and enjoy the simple life when I’m not working.

‘Gozo is a lovely wee island off Malta and it’s quiet. I sail my boat, smoke cigars, read books and relax.’

Sir Billy is one of the most popular and successful stand-up comedians of all time.

The ‘Big Yin’ is loved the world over for his comedy, his many films and his charity work.

Sir Billy owns a house in the beautiful village of Sannat

Viewers will also see him admit that his life is ‘slipping away’ as he battles with Parkinson’s disease.

In an emotional interview, he said: ‘My life, it’s slipping away and I can feel it and I should. I’m 75, I’m near the end. I’m a damn sight nearer the end than I am the beginning.

‘But it doesn’t frighten me, it’s an adventure and it is quite interesting to see myself slipping away.

‘I don’t have the balance I used to have, I don’t have the energy I used to have.

‘I can’t hear the way I used to hear, I can’t see as good as I used to. I can’t remember the way I used to remember.’

According to the Daily Mirror, the programme also features lighter moments the Glasgow-born comedian, musician and actor is famous for as he revisits the streets where he grew up.

Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland will air on BBC2 at 9pm on Friday 4 January.