Popular ventriloquist Steve Hewlett has the perfect answer to what to read during the coronavirus lockdown – two Jimmy Cricket books!
Steve, who was a finalist in the seventh series of Britain’s Got Talent, posted a photo of the books on Twitter.
He tagged Jimmy in it and said: “I might read these this weekend in the garden.”
The books are the first and second editions of Come ‘ere There’s More! Letters from Me Mammy.
Jimmy is particularly well-known for the letters he reads on stage from his Mammy back in Northern Ireland.
They helped him to become a household name back in the 1980s.
Steve has also performed at the Royal Albert Hall and guested as a ventriloquist on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
He has headlined summer seasons and comedy clubs as well as devising, producing & appearing in countless variety shows.
Over the years, he has worked with many top-class performers, including the Osmonds, the Stylistics, the late Sir Ken Dodd, the late Roy Hudd, Ricky Tomlinson, Tom O’Connor, Bobby Davro and many more.
And Jimmy himself of course!
They both performed in a fund-raising show in September 2018 in memory of the late Keith Harris.
The event, called Eyes & Teeth, took place at the Viva Blackpool in the west Lancashire seaside resort.
All the money raised went towards The Keith Harris & Orville Statue Fund as part of a campaign to erect a memorial in the town for the late ventriloquist.
Keith was best known for his television show The Keith Harris Show (from 1982 to 1990) and for his appearances with his puppets Orville the Duck and Cuddles the Monkey.