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|Tarrant was educated at the King's School, Worcester (1960-4) where he excelled at cricket and hockey, although he has often said they were not happy times, recalling his "very strict" schooldays in a fund-raising book of memories, and in 1999 describing the school as a "modern-day Iran."
After turning down a place at Oxford University, Tarrant attended the University of Birmingham, where he read English and worked as a teacher in Brockley for a while following graduation.
It is worth noting Chris Tarrant was thrown out of Chamberlain Hall for tying a Brent Goose's wings together and throwing it off the 13th floor of the tower.
Though in a respectable job, he found himself homeless after walking out on a girlfriend without anywhere to stay, so for six months he lived in his grey mini van in the grounds of the school where he worked.