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: “@jimmy__cricket 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 @LoungeComedy in Hull my thanks also goes to comic/compère @dominicwoodward “
Over the years, he has campaigned to keep markets alive and against too many supermarkets taking away their trade.
Robin, who joined his father John Joseph’s stall officially at the age of 15 but had helped out on it since he was seven, said one of the highlights of his job was putting free fruit baskets in the dressing rooms and receiving messages of thanks – including from Ken Dodd.
Jimmy Cricket is returning to the Civic Theatre in Darlington just months after appearing on the same stage as Baron Hardup in a pantomime version of Cinderella.