In 2005 he headed to the jungle to star in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! He was best known as one half of the double act Cannon and Ball, with Tommy Cannon (real name Thomas Derbyshire). A team of army munitions technicians was dispatched from CFB Valcartier to Quebec City to retrieve and neutralize a 258-year-old cannonball.

Bobby is alive and kicking and is currently 76 years old.Please ignore rumors and hoaxes.If you have any unfortunate news that this page should be update with, please let us know using this form. newspaper archive. The 78-year-old comedian once An Audience with Cannon & Ball: Start the new year off with a bang by booking to see Tommy & Bobby in this fantastic show. "Old munitions like this are hard to predict," Trudel said. He leaves behind two sons and second wife Yvonne, who has paid touching tribute. Fans loved their comedy style, which featured skits about social and political issues of the day. Joe Longthorne has died at the age of 64, after 50 years in showbiz. Ball, later went to work in a factory as a welder, where he also met his future partner, Thomas Derbyshire (Tommy Cannon). Bobby's done lots of TV comedy, although we both did Last Of The Summer Wine and Celebrity Coach Trip together - which were marvellous. In an interview on BBC Tees on 28 June 2016, Ball said that he met Yvonne while performing with Cannon at a club in Norton, County Durham: "We were playing there ... she came downstairs in a little mini skirt, looked at me and Tommy, shook her head and walked away. They say: “It was recently Tommy’s birthday and he and his wife were having a posh private do in a lovely village hall near York. The couple met when Bobby was performing with Cannon at a club in Norton, County Durham.

6 TV comedy legend Tommy … "Afer eight years' singing, we introduced comedy to our shows afer discovering that comics were geting paid more than singers.

These staples of summer seasons still populate the nation’s collective memory so we thought we’d bring together some of the greats for our Summer Comedy Special. If you see something that doesn't look right on this page, please do inform us using the form below: © 2017 Dead or Kicking / All Rights Reserved. The work crew that found the ball picked it up and gathered around it for photographs, unaware that it was still potentially explosive. We have no intention of giving that up any time soon. Celebrities and Famous People Who Passed Away Today in History. We haven't heard any unfortunate news about Bobby Ball having the coronavirus (COVID-19). Coronavirus Update. Throughout his long career he starred in Last of the Summer Wine, Heartbeat and, most recently, Not Going Out alongside Lee Mack. “As Johnnie walked into the village hall, the room went quiet as everyone looked at him. "I wanted to become a professional footballer, but despite playing for Oldham Town Boys, I wasn't good enough. Municipal authorities were contacted, and archeologist Serge Rouleau was called in. Tey kept falling down, so we got some braces, but they just slipped of his shoulders and he kept ficking them back with his thumb. The Cannon and Ball Show was an ITV stalwart in the 1970s and 1980s, and more recently the double act behind it Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball have become titans of the British panto scene….

"The ball would break and the powder would ignite, setting fire to the building.". "We weren't sure what to do with Bobby's character, so we got a baggy suit and put a belt around his trousers. Trudel's team removed the cannonball to a safe site, where it will either be rendered harmless or destroyed if there's no other choice. Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think of this story. It was simply the best time of our careers and just to walk down the street became an impossible task for Bobby and me. Rouleau brought the cannonball back to his home, and noticed it still contained a charge. Subscribe to Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror newspapers, Bobby Ball's sons say dad was laughing and joking with nurses in final days, Comic duo Rob and Darren Harper have spoken about how their comedian father Bobby Ball was still laughing and joking int he final days before his death, Tommy Cannon tears up and says 'big chunk of him gone' after Bobby Ball's death, Tommy Cannon appeared on This Morning to speak to Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes after his comedy partner Bobby Ball died at the age of 76 on Wednesday, Bobby Ball’s sons ‘shell shocked’ by dad’s death after sharing stage with him 3-weeks ago, Rob and Darren Harper - the adult sons of comedy legend Bobby Ball - spoke on the tragic loss of their father on Good Morning Britain, The Krankies recall working 'very disciplined' Bobby Ball after his sad death, Actor and comedian Bobby Ball, who was one half of beloved double act Cannon&Ball, died at the age of 76 on Wednesday evening, Voice of the Mirror: Keir Starmer has proved that Labour is under new management, The leader of the Labour Party's response to a report into anti-Semitism showed he understood the pain caused by the failure by Jeremy Corbyn to deal with anti-Jewish hate, Tommy Cannon pays tribute to Bobby Ball and confirms they planned Christmas gig, Comedian Tommy Cannon has paid tribute to his friend and comedy partner Bobby Ball who died at the age of 76 after a Covid-19 diagnosis, Bobby Ball's poignant gravestone request following lifelong showbiz career, The legendary entertainer died this week at the age of 76 after testing positive for coronavirus, Bobby Ball's heartbreaking vow to beloved family after fame tore them apart, The much-loved actor and comedian has died at the age of 76 after testing positive for coronavirus, How Bobby Ball came from nothing to become one of UK's greatest comedy stars, After the huge success of The Cannon and Ball Show Bobby Ball lived the high life with flash cars, boats and holiday homes, but he came from humble beginnings, Bobby Ball's chance meeting that saved his friendship with Tommy Cannon, Bobby Ball and Tommy Cannon's enduring friendship fractured in the mid-eighties until a twist of fate got them back on track, How I'm A Celebrity star Bobby Ball faced 'starvation, sickness and spiders' in jungle, Bobby Ball, one half of the comedy double act Cannon & Ball, has passed away at the age of 76 after testing positive for coronavrius, Bobby Ball dead: 'Devastated' Tommy Cannon leads tributes to his late comedy partner, Tommy Cannon said he was devastated when the news broke his comedy partner and best pal Bobby Ball had died after testing positive with coronavirus, Bobby Ball dead: Cannon & Ball star dies at 76 after testing positive for coronavirus, The actor and comedian, who was one half of beloved double act Cannon&Ball, has died in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, Celebrity deaths in 2020: Famous faces lost this year from Bobby Ball to Johnny Nash, We remember those who have sadly died, looking back at their lives, careers and the legacies they left behind, 'We were like Gods': Legendary comedy double act Cannon and Ball ready to 'Rock On' (Tommy) in Las Vegas, Veteran funnymen launch last bid for glory 33 years after outselling Bruce Springsteen tour, Big name surprises as TV veterans join the cast of Benidorm for tenth series of hit holiday show, The Chuckle Brothers, Hale and Pace and Bobby Ball are among the guests signing 'we’re all off to sunny Spain', Newlyweds Lee and Lucy are Not Going Out... after getting caught up in a robbery, Lucy is three days overdue when she, along with Lee, his dad Frank and neighbours Toby and Anna, get held up in a department store robbery on Christmas Evwal, Jamie Dornan set for Gogglebox appearance as celebrities cuddle up on the sofa together, The Fifty Shades of Grey actor will be appearing alongside Hot Fuzz actor Nick Frost for special Stand Up To Cancer show, Vicars taking comedy lessons from Crackerjack and Cannon and Ball comics, "God wants us to have fun" warns Bobby Ball as he is drafted in to teach Canons the art of the quip, Bobby Ball: 'People see me as a lovable little fat man'.