Jonathan Lampon learning Chinese here
So this bbc presenter is learning Chinese around here.
I quite enjoyed his interview with Ken (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p002m3ps at appr. 02:19)
I had doubts on Ken's answer that Chinese (Mandarin) is the number one language in terms of the number of (nativ) speakers, but it's backed by this wikipedia article:
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