Jimmy impersonator won Butlin’s award
Pictures of a young Jimmy Cricket impersonator from the 1980s have been sent to the well-known Northern Irish entertainer.
They were posted to Jimmy at his home in Rochdale just before Christmas and were taken back in 1987 during a Butlin’s holiday talent show hosted at the Grand Hotel in Scarborough.
The focus of the photos are a young man named Philip Lewis who, as a 10-year-old, entered the competition complete with hat and wellies!
It was at a time when Jimmy had several television series on ITV and Philip was dressed up in attire for which Jimmy had become famous.
And Philip did such a great job of impersonating Jimmy that he won an award for it!
Jimmy said: “It was a nice surprise when I opened the letter containing these pictures and a bit of nostalgia crept in as well.”