Jimmy Patton: So sad to hear of panto pal’s death
Jimmy Cricket has posted on social media the photo above of his panto appearance in the mid-80s alongside fellow comedian Jimmy Patton who died late last month aged 87.
Jimmy Patton was an older sibling of the Chuckle Brothers (Paul and the late Barry Elliott).
He often appeared on their BBC children’s television show ChuckleVision, broadcast from 1987 to 2009.
He usually played the role of an authority figure. Barry died on in August last year aged 73.
Jimmy said: “So sad and with a heavy heart I have just found out that my friend and colleague Jimmy Patton whom I had the enormous pleasure of working with has passed away.”
Jimmy Patton also formed a comedy double act with brother Brian.
They were known as The Patton Brothers in the entertainments business.
Jimmy added: “Jimmy and his brother Brian taught me so much about Panto routines like the ice-cream sketch back in the eighties R.I.P.”
As a tribute, Northern Irish entertainer Jimmy also posted the video below to his “dear friend”.
He said: “Here is one we did together with brother Brian and our friend Chris, the fourth member in the, “Upper Sketch”.”
Jimmy said it was written by @eddie_braben for the third series of And There’s More.