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Rest in Peace Barry Chuckle

It’s a day of sadness as we hear that Barry Chuckle, one half of the “Chuckle Brothers” act has passed away at the age of 73.

Barry (real name, Barry David Elliot) and brother Paul (real name Paul Harmon Elliot) were legendary childrens entertainers and comedians.

The Chuckle Brothers

How did Barry Chuckle Die?

Barry died of Bone Cancer on August 5, 2018 after a period of ill health.  His brother and partner in crime Paul revealed that he had kept it secret from his manager, fans and Paul himself as he had wanted to continue working as long as possible.

The Chuckle Brothers

Barry and brother Paul had been on the comedy circuit for many years and won “Opportunity Knocks” in 1967.

Their main breakthrough into mainstream childrens TV came in 1985 with the Chuckle Hounds programme.


The breakthrough with Chuckle Hounds led to the creation of the iconic show Chucklevision which would go onto run for 22 years.

I took the kids to see the Chuckle Brothers at the Liverpool Empire many years later.  They were still putting on a great show and pulling in the crowds.

Rest in peace Barry.  To me to you.

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