Jimmy Cricket recently caught up with a fan almost three decades after they first met.
When the famous entertainer was performing at the Viking Club in Corby, Northamptonshire, in the audience was Lisa Roberts and her husband Elio.
Lisa has a tale to tell that dates back a long time…
When she was six years old, her family had a holiday in the Devon resort of Torquay, during which her parents bought tickets to see Jimmy in his summer show at the Princess Theatre.
Unfortunately Lisa was ill at the time and so the family could not go and see Jimmy in action. But as Lisa was a big fan, a couple of days later the family ventured down to the theatre’s stage door to see if they could catch a glimpse of Jimmy after the show. As Jimmy was leaving the theatre, he spotted them and went over to say hello.
Jimmy gave Lisa an autograph and they had their picture taken together (left).
And, nearly 30 years later, they had their reunion in Corby – and, of course, another photograph (above right)!
Lisa has been a nanny for 18 years and a maternity nurse for 10. Six years ago, when she was based in Tenerife, she set up her own business called Tenerife Childcare.
She moved back to the UK seven months ago and now runs the business from her home in Northamptonshire. She has 10 qualified nannies from Britain working in Tenerife for her.