The 86-year-old Yorkshireman admits he put on a 'terribly posh' voice when he first started working in TV.
He explained that previous attempts to reach out to his sibling had failed but they've now FaceTimed since he left the villa.
The businessman said his colleague's upcoming operation will 'hopefully' be his last.
The model and dancer suffered third-degree burns in January after she caught fire when a TikTok 'life hack' video went horribly wrong.
The dancer and her boyfriend, Strictly's AJ Pritchard, were testing a TikTok trend when Abbie was engulfed in flames.