Jimmy Cricket proudly shows off a copy of his official autobiography, which is now on sale.
Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian tells the heart-warming story of Jimmy’s illustrious life and career – told in his own words.
The book can be ordered from online retailer Amazon here.
Jimmy launched the book last week, saying: “It’s here, friends. The story of how it all began.
“From my childhood growing up in Northern Ireland …
“… through the Butlin’s Redcoat days in the sixties, when every camp had a custom-built theatre …
“… the Pontins Bluecoat days when I met my good lady May …
” … the northern clubs in the seventies when there was a social club in practically every street corner …
” … and the eighties when the television schedules were dominated by variety shows.
“It’ll strike a chord with older readers and give younger ones an insight into a world that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.
“And there’s more.
“It also gives me a chance to thank publicly some of the people who’ve helped me through life’s journey.”
The page promoting Jimmy’s autobiography on Amazon says: “This book is a personally written account of Jimmy’s 50 Golden Years in showbusiness.
“From holiday camp Redcoat to Bluecoat, then on to his first big break on television, (after many struggles).
“Going on to headline for four of his own series for Central television in the 1980s with Royal Command Performances and TV Variety shows in between.
“Then his BBC Radio 2 series written by the great scriptwriter Eddie Braben in the 1990s which ran for five years called, Jimmy’s Cricket Team.
“As Jimmy says himself in the book: ‘I hope it brings back warm memories for older readers’.
“‘And gives a taste to younger readers of a form of entertainment that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.'”
The paperback is priced at £11.99.
One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.
The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.