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In 2012, Tarrant began a travel documentary series, Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways, which has been compared to similar programmes presented by Michael Palin and Michael Portillo.Tarrant received an OBE in 2004 for his charity work, in particular his campaigning on behalf of disadvantaged children.At am on 2 April 2004, after hosting 4,425 shows over 17 years on Capital Radio and giving away prizes to the value of £3.5 million, Tarrant said his farewell to the station.The format was sold to over 100 other countries, and in 2002, the UK version merged with the Irish version. It was confirmed by that Tarrant is among the leading regular game show hosts for at least one full series on British television, with sixteen different series to his credit.After this, he did a stint on the breakfast television station TV-am.In 1984, Tarrant joined Capital Radio as a presenter, initially presenting the station's Sunday lunchtime show before moving to a late morning weekday slot, following David Jensen.
His father had joined a territorial unit of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in 1936 and was among those evacuated from Dunkirk in the retreat of May 1940. Tarrant was educated as a boarder in Choir House at the King's School, Worcester from 1960 to 1964.
Tarrant hosted Everybody's Equal in 1989, although the programme came to an end in 1990 (the format was revived in 1997 by Channel 5 as Whittle, with Tim Vine as host).