One of the world-famous Chuckle Brothers visited Louth yesterday (June 18), where he greeted locals and happily signed copies of his new book.
Paul Elliott, one half of the daft duo, came along to Louth on Wednesday to be the special guest at the grand opening of Bookaholics, a new bargain book shop which has started trading at 22 Eastgate.
Paul signed copies of his new book, ‘The Chuckle Brothers: Fifty Years of To Me, To You’, which he co-wrote with his eccentric older brother Barry, who sadly could not attend the event due to illness.
Together, Paul and Barry have enjoyed success across the globe over the past five decades, winning millions of fans both young and old, and are best known for their long-running slapstick television show ‘Chucklevision’ which was aired on the BBC for over 20 years.
Despite passing through Louth every year on their way to performing in Skegness, neither of the Chuckle Brothers had ever really seen much of the town before.
Paul said: “We’ve been through Louth millions and millions of times, and I think we might have worked at a little theatre here back in the 1970s, but we’ve not been for many years.”
“The book is about our lives, from being kids to growing up to getting into this business, and it takes us right up to starting Chucklevision, more or less. Our next book will take us through all the TV years.
“We will probably be back in this area next spring, when we will be performing ‘Chuckles of Oz’, probably at the Grimsby Auditorium, and we will be backat the Embassy in Skegness all through the summer.”
Bernard Bale, the owner of Bookaholics, is a writer and publisher, and an old friend of the Chuckle Brothers.
Bernard said: “Louth is a great place for a bookshop. It’s a nice town and it doesn’t get the publicity it deserves.
“I hope this shop will benefit the town. We will be getting lots more books in soon, and we will be expanding.”