Paul Chuckle opened up about his heartbreak at losing his brother Barry, two years after his death.
The ChuckleBrothers star died in 2018, aged 73, following a battle with bone cancer.
Paul appeared on the fourth series of BBC’s The Real Marigold Hotel, where he jetted to India alongside Duncan Bannatyne, John Altman and Britt Ekland.
And, during an emotional moment on their travels, he shared his devastation as Barry’s passing.
‘Barry and I were partners for 55 years. He died in 2018. I really miss him. we were very close,’ the 72-year-old told the camera.
‘I only found out six or seven weeks before he died that he’d got cancer at all.Paul Chuckle opened up about his brother’s death (Picture: ITV)
‘A few days before he did die, he did say, “You will carry on, won’t you?” I said, “Well, I’ll try my best, mate”.’
Discussing appearing solo for the first time in his career, he continued: ‘We constantly laughed on stage. He’d make me laugh, I’d make him laugh all the time. We just loved doing it.
‘That’s gone forever. And that is the thing that upsets me more than anything.
‘I will never have that on stage again, having a laugh with Barry. But life goes on.’
Awwww, hearing @PaulChuckle2 talk about his 55 year partnership with brother Barry has made me well up!! ð¥º Honoured to have seen one of their final panto performances together, such a great duo!! #TheChuckleBrothers #TheRealMarigoldHotel— Kerry Taylor (@KerryTaylor75) April 30, 2020
Paul talking about Barry ð¢ #TheRealMarigoldHotel— Proudy (@RProud89) April 30, 2020
Reminiscing about starting to work with Barry when he was 15, he told Dragon’s Den star Duncan: ‘After 23 years, we made it…
‘That was ’87, the first series of ChuckleVision. 2010 they stopped it.
‘It was cool, it was great. 23 years of it is a long, long time. 292 episodes. They were good days.’
Viewers watching on from home were left in tears at the emotional scenes.
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Rushing to Twitter, one said: ‘Okay so I teared up a little hearing @PaulChuckle2 talk about Barry #TheRealMarigoldHotel.’
‘I was not prepared for Paul talking about Barry #TheRealMarigoldHotel,’ a fan penned.
‘Awwww, hearing @PaulChuckle2 talk about his 55 year partnership with brother Barry has made me well up!! Honoured to have seen one of their final panto performances together, such a great duo!! #TheChuckleBrothers #TheRealMarigoldHotel,’ a Twitter user posted.
While another added: ‘Aw @PaulChuckle2 has me in bits talking about Barry #therealmarigoldhotel.’
The Real Marigold Hotel continues on Thursdays, at 9pm, on BBC One.
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