Monday 18 December 2017

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."

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