BILLY CONNOLLY has opened up on the time he received an awkward comment from an unknown guest ahead of being knighted for services to entertainment and charity last year.
Sir Billy Connolly, 76, said he was told it will be “strange” for him to receive the knighthood having come “from nothing.” Speaking out about the awkward encounter on his BBC documentary Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland, he said: “When I was nominated for a knighthood, the woman interviewing me said very nicely 'It would be strange for you having a knighthood coming from nothing'." Reflecting on his response, he said: “I don’t come from nothing I come from something.” The comedian also said despite his successful career, he was always “lazy” admitting his “ambition has never been great.”
He said: "I am lucky enough to have a talent that has taken me further than I could have ever dreamed of."
Despite calling himself "lazy", Billy was honoured with his knighthood last year ahead of his 75th birthday.
At the time he said being called “Sir Billy” didn’t have “quite have the same ring to it".
He is quoted by The Telegraph as saying: “I feel like I should be called Lancelot or something.
”Sir Lancelot, that would be nice. Sir Billy doesn’t quite have the same ring."
Billy also revealed what Prince William said to him as he collected his honour.
According to the BBC, he said: “Just, am I still funny? It was lovely - it was kind of personal."
As well as his comedy shows, Billy has also starred in the likes of Brave, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Mrs Brown and The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.