The Chuckle Brothers are having another roll of the dice by hosting a new Saturday night television show designed to be fun for all the family.
Real life brothers Paul and Barry Elliott (aged 70 and 73 respectively) might be well past the retirement age but they can’t wait to wheel themselves out on Channel Five to entertain audiences old and new and show no signs of slowing down.
In a growing trend for television planning, schedulers are looking to the past for inspiration – with the likes of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and The Generation Game two recent revivals that have been reincarnated in a desperate bid for ratings.
And now The Chuckle Brothers will return to tempt viewers with a show that will air at teatime – almost 10 years since the chaps’ old favourite show, ChuckleVision, was pulled off the air.
“It’s going to be fun for all the family, a bit like You’ve Been Framed but with more of the brothers’ own input,” a TV source told The Sun.
“Paul and Barry have spent their lives falling over and making the public laugh, now they are watching us make fools of ourselves,” they added.
The show is expected to include video clips from the web as well as sketches featuring the ageing pair and will be called Chuckle Time.
Twelve hour long episodes have been commissioned by Channel Five so fans will have literally hours of new content to enjoy.
Paul and Barry recently delighted fans when they made guest appearances on long running ITV comedy show, Benidorm.
And it seems their fans are already wetting themselves with excitement over news of the new show.
“As a 28 year old male who grew up on Chucklevision, I shall unashamedly be watching this,” one thrilled fan wrote on Twitter.
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