1st visit to the Edinburgh Fringe and delighted with the reaction from the Press.
"Be honest, how many of you thought I was dead?" There's a frisson in coming to see an old end-of-the-pier stager like Bernie Clifton on the Fringe.
HOWS THIS FOR A NOVELTY DOUBLE ACT
A LEGENDARY SOAP STAR AND A MAN ON A DUCK.
HERE I AM WITH WILLIAM ROACH aka KEN BARLOW, THE CORONATION STREET STAR.
BILL AND BERNIE GOT TOGETHER FOR A STAR STUDDED GALA EVENING IN AID OF SHOW BUSINESS CHARITY,'THE WATER RATS' AT THE BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE RECENTLY.
'' Still suffering withdrawal symptoms from Pantomime,( it really does take your life over folks), it's something to do with the rush of two shows a day for 4 weeks and then suddenly it stops and you don''t know what to do with the adrenalin.
So now that's behind me,....
Go Ricky Go !
Bernie always dreamed of appearing in Las Vegas but did'nt guess that he would be there as a supporting act to World Champion Boxer Ricky Hatton.
So, what possesed me to start taking my clothes off when I bumped into my old mate Keith Harris recently ?
Well although our respective feathered friends,Orville and Oswald are not in the picture, I can tell you they were not far away just waiting for the cameras to start rolling.
Anyone for Hockey ??..
The Venue was Loughborough University and who could resist a Photo Call involving the England Band and The England Ladies Hockey Team,(by the way Bernies on the front row holding a trombone AND a Lady Hockey player...old habits die hard lads).
30 years ago,(at least) when I first appeared on the Ostrich, they said,''how does he do it''?
Well the other night at the Sheffield City Hall,along with another 2,000 people I asked the same question of Derren Brown.The guy is amazing and his live show is impossible to describe.Meeting him afterwards I did ask the question, ''How do you do it''?.