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The Queen once congratulated Alan Titchmarsh on giving ‘a lot of ladies a lot of pleasure’

ALAN Titchmarsh claimed the Queen once told him that he “gives a lot of ladies a lot of pleasure” and complimented him on the size of his onions. 

The gardening guru, 70, said that Her Majesty, 93, gave him the “very kind” compliment when he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2000. 

Alan Titchmarsh said the Queen once told him he gives 'a lot of ladies pleasure'
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Alan Titchmarsh said the Queen once told him he gives 'a lot of ladies pleasure'Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

Speaking on Good Morning Britain last year, Alan said: “The first thing Her Majesty ever said to me about thirty years ago was at the Chelsea Flower Show. 

“She said, ‘Your onions are very small’. 

“But then I had a conversation with her a few years ago when I did another garden, and she said, ‘Your boulders are very large’.

“I thought, ‘What a long way I've come’. 

Alan said the Queen gave him the 'very kind' compliment when he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2000
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Alan said the Queen gave him the 'very kind' compliment when he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2000Credit: Rex Features
Alan made the revelation on Good Morning Britain last year
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Alan made the revelation on Good Morning Britain last yearCredit: ITV

“She also very sweetly when I got my MBE a couple of years ago, she very kindly said to me that I give a lot of ladies a lot of pleasure. 

“And I think she was talking about the Sandringham WI.” 

Alan also told sniggering GMB hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that it’s tough being seen as the “pruning woman's crumpet.”

He joked: “Yeah, it's a real struggle Piers. 

 Alan is probably best known for appearing on Ground Force and for when he presented his own chat show The Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV
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Alan is probably best known for appearing on Ground Force and for when he presented his own chat show The Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITVCredit: Rex Features

“No, people are very nice. They see you as being relatively un-threatening. I love what I do.”  

Alan also claimed that his waxwork statue at Madame Tussauds London had to be regularly cleaned to the lipstick marks left on it by women kissing it. 

He said: “Yes. I was standing next to Brad Pitt and I think it was just confused identity or they couldn't get next to him so they went for me.”

Sadly for any admirers, Alan has been married to wife Alison since 1975, and the pair have two children, Polly and Camilla. 

In March 2019 he took part in All Star Musicals which saw him belting out show tunes before a panel of judges.

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