Chuckle Brother Paul thrilled with '˜first ever' award, following Barry's death
Paul Chuckle has spoken of his gratitude after ChuckleVision picked up its '˜first ever' award, just months after the death of his brother Barry.
ChuckleVision received the special recognition award in the 2018 I Talk Telly Awards, while the brothers were crowned best comedy partnership, picking up 38 per cent of the public vote.
Rotherham's Paul Chuckle, whose brother and comedy partner Barry died inÂ August, aged 73, said somewhat unbelievablyÂ it was the first award the long-running show had ever received.
He tweeted: 'After 292 episodes spanning 22 years this is the first time EVER that ChuckleVision has been recognised for an award so thank youÂ elliot_gonzalez and italktelly.com.'
More than 266,000 public votes were cast for this year's awards but ChuckleVision was personally chosen byÂ I Talk Telly's Elliot Gonzalez to receiveÂ the inaugural special recognition award.
Explaining his decision, he said the show had kick-started his love affair with TV comedy.
'As a child, nothing made me laugh more than the antics of Paul and Barry Chuckle (The Chuckle Brothers), played by real-life brothers Paul and Barry Elliott,' he wrote'¦
'On August 5, Barry sadly passed away at the age of 73 and the outpouring of love and admiration for him and the series was inescapable. People of all ages and demographics were sharing their fond memories ofÂ ChuckleVision.
'ToÂ still be remembered with such fondness all these years on,Â is aÂ huge achievement. And oneÂ which should be recognised, celebrated and neverÂ forgotten.
'‹'For kick-starting my love for television comedy and bringing the worldÂ ChuckleVisionÂ I'd likeÂ to take this opportunity toÂ thank Paul andÂ Barry for all that they have done.'