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‘Meeting the legend that is Jimmy Cricket’ – Karen’s childhood dream comes true

karen ‏ @karenlouise80 9h9 hours ago More @jimmy__cricket well a childhood dream of mine came true tonight,meeting the legend that is jimmy cricket

A fan of Jimmy Cricket saw a life-time ambition fulfilled when she met the famous comedian in person.

The Northern Irish entertainer was performing at the Comedy Lounge in Hull, East Yorkshire, on Friday (15 March).

Afterwards, @karenlouise80, who is a Fan’s Liaison Officer at rugby league Super League club Hull KR, posted on Twitter: “ well a childhood dream of mine came true tonight,meeting the legend that is jimmy cricket 💖

Jimmy retweeted Karen’s comment and posted: “What an electric atmosphere tonight, pictured here with the owners Paul and Bev in Hull my thanks also goes to comic/compère 🎭

East Riding Film Festival: Jimmy Cricket to talk about The Quiet Man

Jimmy Cricket will be appearing in a film festival at Bridlington SpaJimmy Cricket will be talking about his favourite film to a live audience at a festival on the East Yorkshire coast later this year.

The famous entertainer will be taking part in the East Riding Film Festival, which arranges for celebrities, film-makers and those with a deep knowledge of their subject to introduce films of their choosing.

Jimmy, 71, will be talking about The Quiet Man at the Bridlington Spa theatre on Sunday 12 November.

It will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

John Ford’s 1952 classic film starred legendary actors John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, who was an Irish-born American actress and singer. A comedy drama, it won an Oscar for the best cinematography that year. All the support actors were from the famous Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

You can buy a ticket to hear Jimmy talking about the film in November here.

Oh I do like to sing along the prom, prom, prom

Jimmy Cricket in Bridlington

Jimmy Cricket did an unscheduled performance on the promenade in Bridlington this summer.

Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the famous entertainer brought his stand-up comedy show to the Spa Bridlington theatre at the East Yorkshire resort.

As Jimmy was about to release his new comedy, I was bit by Luis Suarez, he decided to do some promotion of the song during the afternoon before his show began later that day.

So the Spa management arranged for him to have a pitch on the promenade outside their complex where Jimmy could belt out his new novelty song for those in the vicinity.

Many passers-by were intrigued by what was going on. John – pictured above with Jimmy – was one of those people and his friend, Richard, posted the photo above on Twitter, saying John could not stop mentioning it at work the next day!

The outdoor performance went well for Jimmy and later that day he also had a good crowd turning up to see his comedy show at the theatre – some who maybe came after their Sunday afternoon peaceful stroll along Bridlington Prom had been interrupted by a well-known Northern Irishman!

I was bit by Luis Suarez is based on the Uruguay and former Liverpool striker who was banned for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

To watch the video of the song, visit Jimmy’s video channel at YouTube here.

And you can pre-order  I was bit by Luis Suarez at iTunes.

For all the latest updates on the song from Jimmy, go to his Twitter page.

Jimmy impersonator won Butlin’s award

Philip Lewis is on the right of the talent show line-up
Philip Lewis is on the right of the talent show line-up

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.

Philip won an award for his Jimmy Cricket impersonation
Philip won an award for his impersonation

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.”