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Clive James: 'Still being alive is embarrassing'

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The broadcaster, writing in the Guardian about life after his leukemia diagnosis, talks of surviving beyond expectations – and his love of the Great British Bake Off

It will delight his family and his many admirers, of course, but Clive James has admitted to feeling “embarrassment” at still being alive, a year after predicting his imminent death from cancer.

The Australian broadcaster and critic, who has been receiving treatment for terminal leukaemia for more than five years, writes of blushing at the realisation he had “written myself into a corner” by announcing last September that he would die very shortly, when in fact his health has rallied thanks to an experimental drug treatment.

Related: Clive James: ‘Months later, the new pill is holding back the lurgy'

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