Covid outbreak in the Cricket household dashes unveiling trip
A bout of Covid-19 prevented Jimmy Cricket from attending the unveiling of a portrait of the late Eddie Large in Blackpool.
Northern Irish entertainer Jimmy tested positive for coronavirus, meaning he could not travel to the famous seaside resort for the event.
He posted the photo below of his positive Covid test on Saturday 2 April – the day of the unveiling.
Jimmy said: “Gutted I won’t be able to attend the unveiling of the portrait today in Blackpool of one of showbiz’s greatest talent, Eddie Large.
“Sending our love to his widow Patsy and son Ryan and the rest of his family and friends who will be there this morning! #WinterGardensBlackpool.”
Eddie, who was born Edward Hugh McGinnis, died aged 78 in April 2020.
He had been suffering with heart failure and contracted coronavirus in hospital.
Jimmy posted the photo at the top of this article on social media on Saturday.
He commented: “Just seen this on Facebook folks, how wonderful is this!
“The unveiling of Eddie’s portrait today!”
Watch video of the unveiling here (note: this is an external website and the video is preceded by an advertisement).