Chuckle Brothers blast newspaper claims
The Chuckle Brothers have blasted The Sun newspaper, after they claimed that the ChuckleVision legends “do not get on as well as they used to" and are drifting apart, despite the announcement of their new show 'Chuckle Time'.
ChuckleVision is a British childhood classic, in which Barry and Paul Chuckle get into crazy and hilarious situations, often involving dropping furniture and saying ‘to me to you’. The sitcom ran for 292 episodes over twenty-one series from 1987 to 2009.
Just yesterday The Sun questioned whether their on screen relationship really extends to their day to day life:
Barry and Paul were quick to respond to the report:
Absolutely disgusting @thesun .. we are two grown men who do not share a hotel bedroom! If a theatre has enough dressing rooms of course we take one each, why not? Does that constitute a feud? TO BE CONTINUED....— Paul Chuckle (@PaulChuckle2) May 7, 2018
... CONTINUED The Mrs drives us BOTH everywhere, if not check with @Hull_Trains and @VirginTrains when we are BOTH regularly seen together! We have always both enjoyed the work we have been privileged to do. It's a sad state of affairs when after 55 yrs to read such rubbish!— Paul Chuckle (@PaulChuckle2) May 7, 2018
It’s sad that someone would even suggest that the inseparable duo are feuding, just because they don’t share a dressing room...
Don’t newspapers come up with some incredible,stupid,lying stories,from a ‘reliable’ source,of course! Anyone who knows Paul and I,knows we couldn’t be closer brothers,mates and partners,and we’ve never stopped working. Utter rubbish,from a most angry loving ‘big’ brother!!😡— Barry Chuckle (@BazElliott) May 7, 2018
As brothers in real life, who have been working together since the 60s, they were fuming to see their reputation as two of the most friendly people in show business - called into question.
I Totally agree mate. When I spoke to Barry earlier he was devastated rubbish like this could (if it actually does go to print after a trail of emails to the journalist this afternoon) be printed!— Phil Dale (@PhilPdale) May 7, 2018
I’m an only child but reckon I wouldn’t be rooming with my bro when I’m 73!! #justsaying— Duncan Wood (@duncanwooditv) May 8, 2018
The story came soon after the announcement of their new show ‘Chuckle Time’ in which they perform classic sketches and react to internet clips.