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Jimmy Cricket’s LEP column: My celebrity blunders 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy Cricket’s LEP column: My celebrity blunders

Well folks! Have you ever accidently put your foot in it! 😂 😂 Here's a fun loving look at a couple of little blunders I had along the way in the world of showbusiness!
Jimmy Cricket reveals in his latest LEP column some blunders he has made in relation to fellow celebrities.
Well folks! Have you ever accidently put your foot in it! 😂 😂 Here's a fun loving look at a couple of little blunders I had along the way in the world of showbusiness!
In the 19 August edition of the Lancashire Post newspaper, the Northern Irish entertainer recalls when he failed to recognise two well-known actors.
Jimmy highlighted his article on social media by tweeting: “Well folks! Have you ever accidentally put your foot in it!😂😂Here’s a fun-loving look at a couple of little blunders I had along the way in the world of showbusiness!😉
He says he had once been talking to the late great Andrew Sachs, who played Manuel in the classic comedy Fawlty Towers.
It was only when somebody shouted in their direction “look, it’s Manuel!” that Jimmy realised.
And he admits: “I’m ashamed to say it didn’t dawn on me.
Ground-swallowing moment
“Of course, I apologised profusely. He, to his eternal credit, let me off the hook by replying ‘why should you recognise me dear fellow when I’m not in my working clothes’.”
Jimmy continues: “My next ground-swallowing moment involved a star from Coronation Street.
“A gentleman called Gerry Kelly hosted an Irish TV chat show and he flew over to Granada Studios in Manchester to record an episode.
“I found myself sitting beside none other than Jim McDonald.
“If you remember, Jim was married to Liz on the street. And, as we were both from Northern Ireland, we had a rare old time chin-wagging.
“Now, for some reason, I’d got it into my head that his first real name was Jim as well as his Corrie Street character. Wrong!
“After a few minutes, he leaned over and said ‘it’s just a character, my real name’s Charlie’.
Jimmy says he himself sometimes got mistaken for another famous Irish comedian – the late Frank Carson – on numerous occasions.
 
Comedy night at The Stilton Tunnels a sellout 150 150 mhamer

Comedy night at The Stilton Tunnels a sellout

Stilton Tunnels entertainment venue

Jimmy Cricket is appearing at a special comedy event in the village of Stilton in Cambridgeshire towards the end of this month.

The Stilton Tunnels (above) has long been a venue for live entertainment in the village, which gave its name to the well-known cheese, Stilton.

Since then Roy’s comedy evenings have all been a sellout, even before the event is advertised – and Jimmy’s is no exception.

He organises these evenings every three to four months and among those who have appeared so far have been Mike Lancaster, The Fawlty Towers Dining Experience, and Lee Lard’s Peter Kay Tribute.

Roy is looking forward to welcoming famous entertainer Jimmy on 21 April for a night of comedy from the master himself.

Jimmy, 71, said: “I have known Roy for a number of years and it is a privilege to have been asked to appear at one of his very popular and successful comedy evenings.”