Jimmy Cricket: What I want for Christmas and Strictly Come Dancing
Jimmy Cricket was the subject of a special feature in the 50th edition of Rochdale Style.
The article about the Rochdale-based, Belfast-born comedian, 72, was in a question-and-answer format.
Among the questions were what does the Northern Irish entertainer want for Christmas.
His reply? “Peace or the box set of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! I just watch Fred on YouTube and think he’s incredible. He’s a big inspiration to me.”
And when asked if he would appear on BBC’s popular Strictly Come Dancing, Jimmy said: “Oh Yes? Tomorrow!”
The Rochdale Style magazine is edited by actor Colin Meredith, a good friend of Jimmy.
Jimmy is currently playing Professor Fitzwarren in pantomime Dick Whittington, which is running at Rochdale’s Gracie Fields Theatre until New Year’s Eve.
The panto also features The Chase’s Mark Labbett (also known as The Beast), who plays King Rat.