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Snooker legend has dinner with a Cricket legend 150 150 mhamer

Snooker legend has dinner with a Cricket legend

Our thanks to Andy and all the team at Mumbai Blue Indian Restaurant for a wonderful meal last night while catching up with old friends, legendary snooker player@TheWillieThorne alongside singer/comic @steviespit and @eileengleave alias Nanny McPhee

Jimmy Cricket had dinner with a former snooker star during his latest trip to Spain.

The famous funnyman and his wife May – also a professional entertainer – enjoyed a meal with some friends, including Willie Thorne.

Willie (left on the top photo) is a former English professional snooker player and ex-BBC, ITV and Sky Sports commentator.

Jimmy tweeted: “Our thanks to Andy and all the team at Mumbai Blue Indian Restaurant for a wonderful meal last night while catching up with old friends, snooker’s legendary @TheWillieThorne alongside singer/comic @steviespit and @eileengleave alias Nanny McPhee.”

Rochdale-born Eileen Greave, who is a charity fundraiser, said: “Absolute fantastic night at the Emerald Isle.

“Jimmy cricket , Stevie spit BEM And for their first show never forget you smashed it boys 👏👏👏 not forgetting the one and only Nikki G 👏👏👏.”

Popular Northern Irishman comedian Jimmy has just completed three shows on the Spanish mainland.

He first performed at the Coopers Arms in Ciudad Quesada near Alicante on Tuesday (25 February).

On Wednesday (26 February), Jimmy did a show at the Emerald Isle in the La Florida complex in Orihuela.

The last date on his latest visit was on Friday (28 February) at Hotel Marina in Alicante.

With a growing ex-pat market within the Alicante and Benidorm regions, Jimmy has done shows regularly in Spain.

Find out where Jimmy, 74, is performing next and view all his tour dates on this website.

Also read: Meeting old friends from Ireland in Spain

Meeting old friends from Ireland at show in Spain 150 150 mhamer

Meeting old friends from Ireland at show in Spain

My thanks for a wonderful night at, “Coopers Bar” in Spain with owners Chanade and Doreen, fellow act, our great friend singer and compère @steviespit and met Michele from 25yrs ago, when as a nurse I visited her children’s hospital and it made the local paper in Great Yarmouth!

Jimmy Cricket is enjoying his latest visit to Spain, where he has three shows during February.

The famous funnyman first performed at the Coopers Arms in Ciudad Quesada near Alicante on Tuesday (25 February).

He tweeted the photo above and a message.

It read: “My thanks for a wonderful night at, “Coopers Bar”, with owners Chanade and Doreen, fellow act, our great friend singer and compère @steviespit.

“I met Michele 25yrs ago, when as a nurse I visited her children’s hospital and it made the local paper in Great Yarmouth.”

On Wednesday (26 February), Jimmy did a show at the Emerald Isle in the La Florida complex in Orihuela.

Lovely meeting up with old friends at the Emerald Isle in Spain last night, pictured here with Ruth the Chef, who like the owners, Brendan and Paul are from Waterfront Ireland!

He put the photo above on social media.

Belfast-born Jimmy said: “Lovely meeting up with old friends at the Emerald Isle last night, pictured here with Ruth the Chef, who like the owners, Brendan and Paul are from Waterfront Ireland.”

With a growing ex-pat market within the Alicante and Benidorm regions, Jimmy has done shows regularly in Spain.

The last date on his latest visit is on Friday (28 February) at Hotel Marina in Alicante.

Find out where Jimmy, 74, is performing next and view all his tour dates on this website.

Dancing on Ice winner in Benidorm Palace show 150 150 mhamer

Dancing on Ice winner in Benidorm Palace show

Wonderful show tonight @Benidorm_palace with organiser and Compère and artist @steviespit and Company

Reality TV star Jack Quickenden also took to the stage when Jimmy Cricket made his latest appearance at the famous Benidorm Palace.

Well-known entertainer Jimmy has performed at the venue in the Alicante region of Spain several times over the past few years and his latest visit there was on Sunday 23 September.

Jimmy, 72, posted on Twitter: “Wonderful show tonight with organiser and Compère and artist and Company with the huge vocal talent of alongside the great guitarist, singer songwriter talent of

Jake, an English singer and reality television personality, later tweeted a video of him performing at the Palace with the words: “Little snippet of “afraid to be lonely” last night in Benidorm, great crowd and great gig for two amazing causes.”

He was a contestant on the ninth and 11th series of The X Factor in 2012 and 2014, before being runner-up in series 14 of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! four years ago.

Earlier this year, he won the 10th series of Dancing on Ice,  partnering professional German figure skater Vanessa Bauer.

He was a contestant on the ninth and 11th series of The X Factor in 2012 and 2014, before being runner-up in series 14 of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! four years ago. Earlier this year, he won the 10th series of Dancing on Ice,  partnering professional German figure skater Vanessa Bauer.

Tickets are selling fast for Jimmy Cricket’s first play 150 150 mhamer

Tickets are selling fast for Jimmy Cricket’s first play

Tickets for the world premiere of Jimmy Cricket’s first play are selling fast.

No more Fiffing and Faffing will be staged at the Blackburn Empire Theatre on Sunday 16 September at 7.30pm.

Join comedy double act Joe Fiffen and Jerry Faffen on their last night in showbusiness. As well as their classic sketches, they’ll be settling some old scores in the dressing room.

Appearing with famous comedian Jimmy will be Jonathan Young from The Bachelors, and actor Colin Meredith, who has had several notable appearances in ITV’s Coronation Street over the years.

Tickets cost £10. You can also book by telephoning 01254 685 500. The theatre’s email address is boxoffice@blackburnempire.com

Read more about the play and book online here.

Mike Johnson tweeted: "No more Fiffing and Faffing written by and starring @jimmy__cricket with Jonathan Young and Colin Meredith @ThwaitesEmpire - tickets going fast don't miss out book https://blackburnempire.com/event/no-more-fiffing-faffing/ … or phone 01254 685 500."

Jimmy and his wife May have just returned from a European cruise.

Northern Irish entertainer Jimmy was performing on the Magellan – a ship belonging to Cruise and Maritime Voyages – which sailed along the coasts of France, Portugal and Spain.

Earlier on the cruise, they visited the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, the resting place for the relics of the apostle St James and the finishing point for a popular pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St James).

And later they went to the National Pantheon (Panteão Nacional) in Lisbon, in which important Portuguese personalities – including Eusébio – are buried. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira is considered by many as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

On their return, Jimmy posted on social media (see photo below): “Back on dry land and my thanks to one of the newer Cruise ? Companies for looking after us so well, here with fellow artist onboard Gary with his family!”

Jimmy Cricket tweeted: "Back on dry land and my thanks to one of the newer Cruise ? Companies @CMVoyages for looking after us so well, here with fellow artist onboard Gary with his family!"

Visiting the Portugal tomb of a football legend 150 150 mhamer

Visiting the Portugal tomb of a football legend

Jimmy Cricket has visited the tomb of legendary Portuguese footballer Eusébio.

The veteran comedian was at the National Pantheon (Panteão Nacional) in Lisbon, in which important Portuguese personalities – including Eusébio – are buried.

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira is considered by many as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

He was known for his speed, technique, athleticism and his ferocious right-footed shot, making him a prolific goalscorer. During his professional career, he scored 733 goals in 745 matches (41 goals in 64 matches for Portugal).

Eusébio helped Portugal to reach third place at the 1966 World Cup held in England, being the top goalscorer of the tournament with nine goals (including four in one match against North Korea).

Jimmy, 72, posted on Twitter (with the photos below): “Here on our travels stumbled across the crypt of one of the greatest footballers who ever graced a football pitch!”

Famous Northern Irish entertainer Jimmy is currently working on a cruise ship, which is sailing along the coasts of France, Portugal and Spain.

He and his wife May are on board the Magellan – a sailing vessel belonging to Cruise and Maritime Voyages.

Earlier on the cruise, he visited the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, the resting place for the relics of the apostle St James and the finishing point for a popular pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St James).

Jimmy Cricket visited the tomb of legendary Portuguese footballer Eusébio

Visit to the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela 150 150 mhamer

Visit to the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela

Jimmy Cricket posted some photographs on Twitter

Jimmy Cricket has paid a visit to a special cathedral during a day’s sight-seeing in north-west Spain.

The well-known Northern Irish entertainer is currently working on a cruise ship which is sailing along the coasts of France, Portugal and Spain.

He and his wife May are on board the Magellan – a sailing vessel belonging to Cruise and Maritime Voyages.

Jimmy posted on social media that he had visited the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, the resting place for the relics of the apostle St James and the finishing point for a popular pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St James).

The cathedral is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela and is an integral part of the world heritage site in Galicia.

Dublin’s great genius wit himself… & Molly Malone! 150 150 mhamer

Dublin’s great genius wit himself… & Molly Malone!

Jimmy Cricket is on performing on the Magellan which visited Dublin

Famous funnyman Jimmy Cricket is currently working on a cruise ship which is sailing along the coasts of France, Portugal and Spain.

Jimmy, 72 and his wife May are on board the Magellan – a ship belonging to Cruise and Maritime Voyages. It’s a boat he has performed on previously.

The first stop after leaving Liverpool was Ireland and Belfast-born Jimmy posted on social media (see above): “Here at our first port of call, Dublin, where we bumped into the great genius wit himself [Oscar Wilde] and Molly Malone!”

Oscar Wilde, born in Dublin, was an Irish poet in the latter half of the 19th century and became one of London’s most popular playwrights at that time, being especially well-known for his witty portrayal of people and life in general.

As a result of being on the cruise, Jimmy has postponed his next ‘Charity Jam Night’ at St Vincent’s Parish Centre in Rochdale by one week until Tuesday 14 August.

Jimmy Cricket is performing on the Magellan cruise ship