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Hooray for Hudd: Jimmy promotes tribute show on BBC radio

Jimmy Cricket appeared on BBC Radio Essex to promote a special show taking place at the weekend.Jimmy Cricket  appeared on BBC Radio Essex to promote a special show taking place at the weekend.

Comedian Jimmy is among a talented array of performers taking to the stage on Sunday (2 June) in memory of the late Roy Hudd OBE.

The famous Northern Irish entertainer spoke to presenter Sadie Nine about the show during her morning programme on 25 May.

Listen to Jimmy and Sadie here (their chat begins around 37 minutes into the show). [Note: You may have to sign in or register to hear the clip.]

Roy was an actor, comedian radio host, author and authority on the history of music hall entertainment.

He died in 2020 at the age of 83 after a short illness.

Hooray for Hudd is an evening of top-class variety entertainment to celebrate his life and work.

It takes place at the West Cliff Theatre in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

All proceeds go towards a charity formed after Roy’s death.

The Clacton Gazette website says: “A fundraising appeal was made to put up a statue in memory of the much-loved comedy legend.

“Roy was a good friend of the West Cliff and, in 2010, he became patron of the theatre.

“Due to his long association with the West Cliff, the theatre decided to put on a variety show in his memory.

“Organised by Roy’s widow, Debbie Hudd, and local singer Andrew Robley, plenty of artists have agreed to appear on stage.

“Andrew will be performing a selection of songs.

‘Well-rounded cast’

“Jimmy Cricket, one of Ireland’s best-known comedians, is also taking part.

“Steve Hewlett, one of Britain’s leading ventriloquists and finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2013, will be taking part in the celebratory performance.

“Comedian and actor Richard Gauntlett, who has twice starred in the West Cliff’s Summer Season, will also be performing.

“Lyn Paul, a former member of the New Seekers before starting her solo career and becoming a TV personality, is also attending.

“Ticket prices are £23, concessions £21.50.

“Hudd broke into television in the mid-1960s in sketch series such as The Illustrated Weekly Hudd and The Roy Hudd Show.

“His acting roles included the Dennis Potter series Lipstick on Your Collar, for which he received critical praise and a part in Karaoke.

“He also was the long-standing President of the British Music Hall Society and appeared in many pantomimes and variety performances.

“For more information go to”

Also read: Roy Hudd: One of the great performers, writers and comics

Hi folks looking forward to this great ‘Variety Show’ @wctclacton on Sun 2nd June @7pm in memory of our great friend the comic/actor Roy Hudd, on the show is @andrewrobley @BobthecatBevan @LynPaul6 @DarrenDOfficial @DickyGauntlett , Steve Hewlett @tomcarradine & Victoria Yellop