Golden Memories: Performing in front of Princess Diana
Jimmy Cricket has worked with many great fellow entertainers in 50 years of showbusiness.
The lovable Northern Irish comedian has also performed in front of some very famous people.
Jimmy, now 74, has been reminiscing on social media about taking part in the Royal Variety Performance in 1984.
The show took place on 19 November at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London.
Royal guests were the Queen Mother, Princess Diana and Prince Charles.
Also among the performers were singer/actor Paul Nicholas and comedians Bernie Winters and Billy Dainty.
The Royal Variety Performance is a televised variety show held annually.
It raises money for the Royal Variety Charity, of which Queen Elizabeth II is life patron.
Senior members of the British Royal Family attend the event.
The evening’s performance is presented as a live variety show, usually from a theatre in London.
It consists of family entertainment, including comedy, music, dance, magic and other specialty acts.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Jimmy is unable to do live shows at venues.
However, he has been telling jokes via video on his social media accounts, including Facebook.
Additionally, he has been dipping into the archives and posted the images above and below on social media.
He added: “As lockdown continues to #SaveOurNHS I have been looking at nostalgic memorabilia from over the years.
“All have given me a warm glow. None more than this one.
“I performed alongside my fellow entertainers in front of the Queen Mum, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, at a time when Variety was King! ????”
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