Paul Chuckle to give first interview since Barry Chuckle died

11 Agosto, 2018, 10:56 | Author: Gregg Anderson
  • The duo won awards for their comedy

"It's the worst feeling ever but I have to carry on as I know Barry would want me to having always been so supportive of each other both in work and our personal lives".

Fans of comedian Barry Chuckle are being invited to line the streets of his home town for his funeral, which will take place next week.

The stadium is the home of Rotherham United football club, of which Barry and Paul were honorary life presidents.

A family statement said: "As a family we would welcome fans to celebrate his life and pay their respects with us, outside of the New York Stadium".

'There is an event for invited family and close friends which respectfully is private and by invite only.

A statement from the family said: "We are overwhelmed with the love and support we have received over the last few days, and thank everyone concerned".

Paul thanked their fans on Twitter, writing: "I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone for all your messages".

How did Barry Chuckle die?

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Brother Paul and Barry had been performing on television since winning the talent competition Opportunity Knocks in 1967, however, ChuckleVision was arguably their most famous show running since 1987.

Barry passed away on Sunday at the age of 73 after a battle with bone cancer. "We knew about it, but kept it quiet, and all the family are really hurting right now".

"I still can't believe he's gone and that we will never perform together again", he said.

"I knew nothing of how serious his illness was until fairly recently", he said.

The brothers had been performing as a duo for more than 50 years.

F0llowing Barry's death, Paul said: "I've not just lost my brother, I've lost my theatrical partner of many, many years and my very best friend". He'll be sorely missed by all who knew him.

"And thank you to everybody for all your lovely messages", he concluded, signing off with their catchphrase: "From Me To You Bro!"

Barry and Paul - whose real surname is Elliott - had recently filmed a new series called ChuckleTime for Channel 5.

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