10:29 13 October 2010
Michael Parkinson has labelled comedian Russell Brand "pointless" and lucky to be famous.
The veteran chat show host also likened Brand to a dog, comparing his career in Hollywood to that of Rin Tin Tin, the German Shepherd who had a string of hit films in the 1920s and 30s.
Parkinson told BBC Radio 5 Live: He doesn't make me laugh. I don't think his style of talking is particularly beautiful, funny or creative, not at all.
I don't see the point of him, frankly.
I would say he has been a very lucky man. I mean, Rin Tin Tin had a very big career in Hollywood and he was a dog.
You don't have to be particularly talented to have a career in Hollywood.
He also commented on Brands autobiography, saying: Would you pick up a book called Booky Wook? Come on! Booky Wook what kind of stuff is that?
Parkinsons dislike of the 35-year-old was sparked by the infamous Sachsgate scandal, when Brand and Jonathan Ross left crude messages on actor Andrew Sachs phone.
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