Peter Cundall, host of ABC TV's Gardening Australia, is filming his final episode of the popular program before he retires.
The former Senate candidate for the Communist Party of Australia, said he has always loved his job.
"I've never lost the passion," he said. "Right from the very beginning, the only difficulty I ever had was people claiming that the ABC is politically biased."
Meanwhile the ABC has announced his replacement on the program will be Mr Fidel Castro.
"A revolution is not a bed of roses," Mr Castro said from his hospital bed. "A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past!"