Get ready for some serious Saturday blues, because Paul Chuckle posted a sad selfie on Twitter last night, admitting he's missing his big bro Barry.
It's strange being here without Barry #Darlington pic.twitter.com/dt3qK9j1Rw
- Paul Chuckle (@PaulChuckle2) September 7, 2018
Paul shared the heart wrenching pic on his social media page last night ahead of a gig in Darlington, with the caption: "It's strange being here without Barry". Our hearts!
As you'll well know, Barry sadly died last month aged 73. The comedians came as a pair, having worked together for more than 50 years after catching their big break on Opportunity Knocks in 1967.
They starred in the classic kids' show ChuckleVision together on the BBC from 1987 to 2009 and were working together right up to earlier this year on their latest show, Chuckle Time.
The news of Barry's death came as a blow for all of us who had watched these two and their "to me, to you" antics throughout our childhoods, but for Paul he's lost more than just his partner in crime.
As the remaining Chuckle Brother, whose real name is Paul Elliott, said upon the news of his death: "I've not just lost my brother, I've lost my theatrical partner of many, many years and my very best friend."
The recent tweet is bittersweet - while Paul looks reflective and is clearly missing Barry, he's since been inundated by support from his fans who were quick to share their love and support.
The Sun reports that within two hours, over nine and a half thousand fans had liked the post and hundreds of followers offered comments of support.
One reassured Paul, "He will be with you in spirit Paul," while another stated, "I can imagine it will be Paul, but hang in there mate." Another tweeter offered the words of encouragement: "He'll be right beside you, stay strong xx."
Some were more poetic with their words by referencing their classic "to me, to you" catchphrase: "Wherever you may be, no matter what you do, he will follow you in spirit, he will be right next to you."
It warms the cockles of your heart, doesn't it?
RIP Barry. And from us, to you Paul - our thoughts are with you.