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Paul Chuckle has promised to bring forward the execution, following the death of Barry, his brother and the other half of the comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers.

Barry died on Sunday the age of 73 after a short period of ill health.

Paul tweeted his thanks to the fans today for their messages of support and said “it’s the worst feeling ever”.

“But I have to go ahead as I know Barry would want me, it has always been so supportive of each other in business and in our personal life,” he said.

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He said that the messages of the fans it was difficult to read, but he said that he had to take the time for each one.

The brothers were performing as a duo for more than 50 years.
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They won a TALENT show of talent-Opportunity Knocks in 1967 and New Faces in 1974 and was the protagonist of a children’s tv show ChuckleVision between 1987 and 2009.

The children winners of the Bafta at the beginning of this year back on the small screen with a new show, Giggle Time, on Channel 5.

Barry was unwell towards the end of the new show of shooting.

Paul said the PA did not previously know how serious his brother’s illness was “until recently”.

“He always said that he wanted to die on stage and that would have worked until the end, which has more or less done.”

Paul said that he understood because he didn’t want to tell him how serious it was, because he and their manager would have told you to stop working.

“But our Barry kept it to himself, and has kept me, knowing how much we have been and we always have been.

“He was a soldier in every sense of the word, and until the end!”

Barry’s funeral will take place on 17 August at the Rotherham United football club New York Stadium. The brothers were honorary life presidents of the club.

It will be a private ceremony for family and friends, but his family said that he did not welcome fans to celebrate his life and pay their respects outside of the stadium.

A statement from the family said: “We are overwhelmed with the love and support that we have received in the last few days, and thanks to all concerned.”

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