Showbiz legends pay tribute to 'jolly jester'
SOME of the biggest names in showbiz have lined up to pay tribute to Frank Carson.
Comedian Ken Dodd said he was a "jolly jester" who had the "fantastic gift of making people happy".
Dodd, who worked with Carson on the BBC Radio 2 show Pull The Other One in the 1980s, said: "He was a wonderful comedian, a fabulous jolly jester and had a fantastic gift of making people feel happy. His humour was always mainstream -- he didn't do dirty or obscene comedy."
Former chat show host Michael Parkinson said: "He was a good man -- you're always smiling with people like Frank around."
Chris Tarrant, who appeared alongside Carson on Tiswas, said: "He was the funniest man I have met in my life and would tell jokes relentlessly -- there was not anyone like him."
Actor Simon Pegg tweeted: "Thanks very much and goodnight to Frank Carson. It was the way he told them. Funny man."
Bruce Forsyth told ITV News: "He'll be remembered as the one and only Frank Carson -- the man who loved to make people laugh."