Dr Rangan Chatterjee, star of BBC One’s hit TV show Doctor in the House, returned to The Manchester Grammar School to talk about how lifestyles can be the best medicine.
Dr Chatterjee, who was a pupil at MGS from 1988-95, returned to talk to a packed audience about his new book, The Four Pillar Plan: How to Relax, Eat, Move and Sleep your way to a Longer, Healthier Life, which is currently one of Amazon’s best-selling books of 2018.
The Cheshire GP is well-known to British audiences from his appearances on the ground-breaking TV show Doctor in the House, as well as being the resident doctor on BBC One’s Breakfast show and a regular commentator on BBC Radio.
Before his talk, he was interviewed by current MGS pupil Bruno Quinney, 15, from Altrincham, for Bruno’s MGS Radio podcast Kick Off.
Dr Chatterjee said: “It was a huge honour to be back at MGS. I believe that my time at MGS set the foundations for what I do now.
“It was not just the academic education I received, but also the opportunities offered in music, sport, charity and helping people in the wider community that taught me to be a well-rounded person.
“Just coming down the famous MGS drive last evening in the taxi brought back memories for me of performing a solo in front of packed audience in the Memorial Hall.
“Knowing you’ve sung in front of 400 people gives you confidence to talk to people, and I’m really lucky to have had the opportunity to develop that confidence at MGS.
“I never had any ambitions to be a ‘TV doctor’ or a best-selling author, but I do have a passion to help people, and change public health.
“We are good at treating acute conditions, but we need to improve how we treat chronic conditions and I genuinely believe if a person makes some of the changes to their lifestyle that are outlined in this book, it will improve the way they feel, without costing the NHS a penny.”