'ChuckleVision' Is Now On BBC iPlayer As Tribute To Barry Chuckle

In honour of Barry Chuckle, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 73, the BBC has announced that the programme that made he and his younger brother Paul famous, are once again available on BBC iPlayer.

In tribute to the late children's presenter - whose real name was Barry Elliot - the TV station announced that the final season of ChuckleVision is available on the channel's on-demand streaming service.

According to the Mirror, Paul has given the BBC his blessing for the repeats in the hope it will allow fans of the brothers' slapstick antics to remember him in his element.

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Credit: PA

ChuckleVision was around for more than two decades and 292 episodes were made over 21 seasons between 1987 and 2009. The pair had recently worked together on new series Chuckle Time, though filming was cut short due to concerns about Barry's health.

His brother Jimmy - who also achieved success as part of comedy duo The Patton Brothers with the fourth 'Chuckle' brother, Brian, said: "We are all devastated. Barry had bone cancer which had spread to his lungs.

"He was ill for years, but kept it hidden. We knew about it, but kept it quiet, and all the family are really hurting right now."

Since Barry's death, the BBC has been inundated with requests to air the show again, and it was already available to stream as of yesterday.

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Credit: PA

The beloved pair of brothers also made a song with grime star Tinchy Stryder. Called 'To Me, To You (Bruv)', it rehashed some of the brothers' most well-known phrases such as "To me, to you," and "Oh dear."

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