British talk show host Michael Parkinson claims his ongoing row with actress MEG RYAN stems from her sexual lust for him. The pair fell out when Ryan, 44, appeared on Parkinson's BBC chat show in 2003. He accused her of creating a bad atmosphere by refusing to answer questions. She claims he acted like a disapproving father. But Parkinson says it's an elaborate ploy to hide the actress's desire for him. The 71-year-old jokes, "Actually, we're secret friends. She fancies me, she told me that. She said, 'Michael, I would leave home for a man like you.'"