Giggle galore as Chuckle Brothers meet Sheffield fans

Chuckle Brothers with fans
Chuckle Brothers with fans
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Giggles galore were guaranteed when South Yorkshire comedy favourites the Chuckle Brothers came to call with copies of their new autobiography.

The lads from Rotherham were at WH Smith in Sheffield city centre, meeting dozens of fans of all ages who had queued to get their hands on Fifty Years of To Me...To You, named after their most famous catchphrase.

Paul, aged 66, said he had written most of the book – but Barry, 69, had been in charge of the inkwell.

And the pair were quick to point out that the book wasn’t all about fun and laughter – but also lifted the lid on personal tragedies which they had endured behind the scenes.

The book marks half a century in showbusiness for the pair and includes a tribute from legendary comic Ken Dodd.

It recounts their upbringing in Rotherham and Barry’s early days in a boy band, and reveals how they played their first gig as a duo at the Palladium in Edinburgh as a rather different song and dance act.

And there are tales galore from the tough times – including several seasons working at holiday camps where Paul says Barry in his yellow blazer looked like ‘an anaemic daffodil’.

But fans were keener to hear about the couple’s glory days as top kids’ entertainers on their hit TV show, Chucklevision.