A stalwart of British TV for decades.
Sad. Although some liked them ‘ironically’ in recent years, I always thought they were very solid comedy performers, who made kids laugh a lot. There was a lot of warmth there too.
And they were always happy to make themselves look stupid for a gag.
I don’t like Mark Lawson at the best of times, but this tone-deaf obituary piece barely manages to disguise its sneering and dismissive attitude.
Why not get someone who can actually write warmly about the man?
Very sad, undoubtedly one of the greatest voices of all time.