Jimmy Cricket and his wife May have bid farewell to “comedy showbiz legend” Jimmy Patton.
They recently attended the funeral of the well-known entertainer who died late last month aged 87.
Jimmy Patton was an older sibling of the Chuckle Brothers (Paul and the late Barry Elliott).
He often appeared on their BBC children’s television show ChuckleVision, broadcast from 1987 to 2009.
He usually played the role of an authority figure. Barry died on in August last year aged 73.
Comedian Jimmy tweeted: “Me and Mrs C. have been to the funeral of one of Comedy’s Showbiz Legends, Jimmy Patton, with so many showbiz friends today, and we met up after to celebrate his life, singing and telling stories, at the hotel where him and wife Amy attended a regular showbiz get together!”
Jimmy Patton also formed a comedy double act with brother Brian.
They were known as The Patton Brothers in the entertainments business.
Northern Irish entertainer Jimmy posted the video below to his “dear friend”.
He said: “Here is one we did together with brother Brian and our friend Chris, the fourth member in the, “Upper Sketch”.”
Jimmy said it was written by @eddie_braben for the third series of And There’s More.
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