Paul Chuckle corrects panto blunder casting late brother Barry
18 September 2018 - 10:00 AM

Paul Chuckle corrects panto blunder casting late brother Barry

Share article:

Paul Chuckle was forced to correct a social media blunder which claimed his late brother Barry Chuckle would be starring in a pantomime this Christmas.

The 70-year-old actor was left devastated when his sibling passed away last month aged 73, but he is carrying on with work by starring as Baron Hardup in "Cinderella" at Woking Theatre later this year, and he had to step in to suggest a change after it was claimed Barry would be taking on the role over the festive period.

A tweet by a panto fan page read: "Cinderella at Woking has a Panto legend joining the cast- Barry Chuckle as Baron! #panto @PaulChuckle2 @QdosPantomimes (sic)"

But Paul spotted the gaffe and added a short correction, which read: "Paul".

This comes just weeks after Paul opened up about Barry's death, saying his brother didn't tell him he was suffering from cancer until two months before his death - because he wanted to "die on stage like Tommy Cooper".

Paul Chuckle: Comedy has helped me cope with heartbreak

Paul Chuckle: Comedy has helped me cope with heartbreak

9 June 2019 - 12:00 PM

Paul Chuckle: Comedy has helped me cope with heartbreak

Paul said: "He had pains in his legs for round about two years. Before we went to pantomime a couple of years ago he had pains in his legs.

"He was telling me what it was like, and I've had sciatica before and it's very, very painful. I said, "It sounds like sciatica," and that's what he kept telling me it was for two years.

BAFTA TV explains Barry Chuckle In Memoriam omission

BAFTA TV explains Barry Chuckle In Memoriam omission

13 May 2019 - 5:00 PM

BAFTA TV explains Barry Chuckle In Memoriam omission

"He kept it from me and he kept it from our manager Phil. He didn't want us to know because we would've said "no", but he wanted to work until he died. He wanted to die on stage like Tommy Cooper. He just loved working, loved making people laugh. He was just a lovely guy.

"It was only a couple of months ago I find out he was even ill ... that ill."

Paul - whose real name is Paul Elliott - has vowed to carry on in the entertainment industry after Barry suggested he do so shortly before his death.

The "ChuckleVision" star explained: "Barry said, "You've got to carry on, don't stop." We love entertaining people, making people laugh so I will hopefully carry on.

"I keep saying "we" but it's me on my own now."

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa
18 June 2019

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa
Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders
18 June 2019

Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders

Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders
Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'
18 June 2019

Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'

Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'
Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island
18 June 2019

Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island

Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island
Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker
18 June 2019

Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker

Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker
Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids
18 June 2019

Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids

Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids
Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'
18 June 2019

Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'

Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'
Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing
18 June 2019

Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing

Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing
ITV plan Winter Love Island
18 June 2019

ITV plan Winter Love Island

ITV plan Winter Love Island
Ash Palmisciano celebrates 1-year Emmerdale anniversary
18 June 2019

Ash Palmisciano celebrates 1-year Emmerdale anniversary

Ash Palmisciano celebrates 1-year Emmerdale anniversary
John Partridge lands Cabaret role
18 June 2019

John Partridge lands Cabaret role

John Partridge lands Cabaret role
Kerri Quinn enjoys acting alongside 'hottest man on TV' Tristan Gemmill
18 June 2019

Kerri Quinn enjoys acting alongside 'hottest man on TV' Tristan Gemmill

Kerri Quinn enjoys acting alongside 'hottest man on TV' Tristan Gemmill