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Ball’s wife Yvonne said: “I will always miss him, he was so joyful, full of fun and mischievous.”, Tommy Cannon said: “Rock on, my good friend, I can’t believe this, I’m devastated.”, Qdos Pantomimes tweeted: "It's a very sad day in Pantoland as we mark the passing of our much-loved friend, the legendary Bobby Ball. Bobby was rushed to hospital after experiencing breathing problems. A source said: “Roy is really keen to get back into acting, and thinks a role on Benidorm will get him back into mainstream telly. Robert Harper, known professionally as Bobby Ball, 76, was born January 1944 and was an English comedian, actor and singer. Comedian Jason Manford tweeted to say he was "heartbroken" about the passing of such a "hilarious" man. He also played Topsy Turner in Heartbeat and appeared in Mount Pleasant, Benidorm and The Cockfields. After the success of The Cannon And Ball Show, he appeared in a string of TV series including as Lenny in Last Of The Summer Wine from 2005 to 2008. Yep that’s right, Bobby Ball will join the cast of Benidorm for its 10th series. Kim Kardashian 40th birthday: Where was Kylie Jenner during lavish celebrations? The popular clan led by dad, Mick, and mum, Janice, with kids Chantelle and Michael, and nan, Madge Harvey, left during series seven. We’re going all out to make this a series to remember.”. Ball played Lee Mack's troublesome father Frank in the BBC One sitcom Not Going Out since 2009 and in 2012 competed in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. The sitcom started in 2007 and is still watched by millions of viewers. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Bobby Ball was best known for being one half of Cannon and Ball, Bobby was a big hit on I'm A Celebrity in 2005, Classic sketch from Cannon & Ball at The London Palladium in 1987, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The comedian has sadly passed away aged 76. Bobby’s role in the show was supposed to be a secret but the cat was let out of the bag when people spotted him filming in Benidorm. The entertainment industry has been reacting to the news that Bobby Ball has died at the age of 76 after testing positive for Covid-19. Cannon and Ball also came second to EastEnders stars Derek Martin and John Altman in the celebrity version of Coach Trip. In March of this year one episode of Benidorm was recorded as having an audience of 4.7 million people. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. They were replaced by the Dawson family. "My thoughts are with Yvonne and his family, and of course Tommy. The entertainment industry has been reacting to the news that Bobby Ball has died at the age of 76 after testing positive for Covid-19. Ball became a born-again Christian in 1986. Bobby Ball, one half of the comedy double act Cannon & Ball, had been at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in Lancashire with breathing problems but died at 9.30pm last night. Many others are set to join the show, but names are yet to be announced. BOBBY Ball will always fondly be remembered as one half of comedy duo Cannon and Ball. Bobby was best known for being one half of Cannon and Ball along with Tommy Cannon. Robert Harper (28 January 1944 – 28 October 2020), known professionally as Bobby Ball, was an English comedian, actor and singer.He was best known as one half of the double act Cannon and Ball, with Tommy Cannon.They hosted their own ITV show, The Cannon and Ball Show, for nine years between 1979 and 1988.Ball then went on to star in various sitcoms and dramas including Last of the … The TV star said in a statement: "I'm utterly shocked and devastated to lose my mate Bobby like this. Heartbeat, Mount Pleasant, Benidorm and The Cockfields, In 2005 and and Tommy took part in the reality contest I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! "I filmed with him just a few weeks ago and he was his usual funny and cheeky self. He is survived by two sons, Robert and Darren, with his first wife Joan Lynn, as well as his daughter Joanne with Yvonne Nugent. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Rest In Peace Bobby x.". Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown has been cast, and he is known as ‘Britain’s rudest comedian.’ His appearance is sure to spice things up! His manager revealed the star passed away at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. They also appeared on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! For other inquiries Contact Us. Gemma Collins and Carol Vorderman shake their bottoms in ‘butt-off’ after filming exciting new show, Emmerdale hit with Ofcom complaints over Paul’s vicious attack on Vinny, Emmerdale SPOILERS: Moira faces a dark chapter of her life. He later tested positive for Covid-19 and died at approximately 9.30pm, Parents of woman found dead with kids say they've lost 'precious gems', Mourners at Cork funeral of dad & son asked 'to make sense of senseless', John Giles mourns brother-in-law Nobby Stiles on what is 'a very sad day', Mourners at funeral of Kanturk dad and son told 'there are no answers', Midlands prisoners and staff subjected to Covid-19 tests following outbreak, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. After their divorce he married for a second time to Yvonne Nugent and they had one daughter, Joanne. “30-odd years later I’m working with him on Benidorm. A source has told The Daily Star: “There are more names to come. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Ball was one half of the Oldham comedy duo, Cannon & Ball, and also starred in several sitcoms including Not Going Out, Last of the Summer Wine, Benidorm and Heartbeat, his death was announced by his manager this morning. Well-loved comedian Bobby Ball has just been given some great news – he’s got himself a role in one of ITV’s most popular shows. Apart from being part of Cannon and Ball he has starred in a number of TV shows. Ball was a patron of the local NHS Blue Skies charity and the couple recently organised a variety event which raised £30,000 towards the development of the dementia garden at Clifton Hospital, Lytham, Lancashire. By using this site, you agree we can set and use cookies. Mick Philpott: Where are arsonist killer’s other children and do they still speak to him? ... Benidorm to lure Brits back this … He was married twice, firstly to Joan Lynn, with whom he had two children, Robert and Darren. Last month it was announced a controversial comedian was joining the show, which received mixed reactions. The show has also been the source of some real life drama recently as a petition was launched in March by angry fans, to bring back the Garvey family. The comedy partners began performing in clubs as a duo in the early 70s, after meeting in the sixties while working as welders. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Ball was born Robert Harper on January 28, 1944, in Oldham, Lancashire and met Cannon, real name Thomas Derbyshire, while he was working in a factory as a welder. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Bobby Ball, one half of the comedy double act Cannon and Ball, has died at the age of 76 after testing positive for coronavirus. With the new series already in production and due to air next year, lots of big names have been cast in the popular British sitcom to make it the biggest series yet.

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