Molly Meldrum is 'embarrassed' by his fame

He's the veteran music critic who became a household name in the 70s when hosting TV program Countdown.

And in Saturday's Sydney Morning Herald, Molly Meldrum admitted to being 'embarrassed' by his fame.

The 75-year-old, who has battled health woes in recent years, also revealed that he has never watched the mini-series based on his life. 

'I really don't like it': Meldrum [pictured], 75, is 'embarrassed' by his fame and reveals he has never watched mini-series Molly, but hopes to bring back iconic music show Countdown

'I really don't like it': Meldrum [pictured], 75, is 'embarrassed' by his fame and reveals he has never watched mini-series Molly, but hopes to bring back iconic music show Countdown

'I really don't like it. I get embarrassed about it [his fame], you know?' Molly told the paper.

The famed journalist, who is getting his own life-size statue in Richmond, Victoria, in late September, went on to add: 'Supposedly I'm an icon... I don't like that though.'

Molly, who had his life played out by actor Samuel Johnson in last year's mini-series, surprisingly revealed that he's never watched the Logie Award-winning performance.

'I've never seen it': Molly, who had his life played out by actor Samuel Johnson [pictured right] in last year's mini-series, surprisingly reveals that he's never watched the Logie Award-winning performance 

'I've never seen it': Molly, who had his life played out by actor Samuel Johnson [pictured right] in last year's mini-series,

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