Paul Chuckle Slams Club For Using Replica Of Barry’s Grave As Halloween Decoration
Paul Chuckle has slammed a nightclub in London for its 'totally disrespectful' Halloween decorations, which included a full-size mock-up of his brother Barry's grave.
The TV star - whose real name is Paul Elliott - lost his brother last summer, after Barry passed away peacefully at the age of 73.
Paul said he is 'in shock' after seeing photos of the fake gravestone prop, which read: "RIP Barry Chuckle, 1944-2018."
The grave had been erected as part of a Halloween event at Heaven nightclub in London.
However, while photos from the night show revellers posing next to the grave, Paul has criticised the stunt.
Speaking to The Sun from his holiday in Benidorm, Paul said: "I'm genuinely in a state of shock! I just can't believe it.
"I think it's totally disrespectful not only to me but to his wife, kids and grandchildren and all our families. They will be devastated by this.
"I genuinely don't know what to say, what world do we now live in?"
LADbible has contacted Heaven for comment.
The news comes just after Paul revealed he has been 'contacted' by his brother from the afterlife.
In an interview with the Mirror, he said: "He's been in so many of my dreams since he passed, and I believe in the afterlife - it's comforting he's contacting me that way.
"I talk about the good times with [wife] Sue, so I'm not just being upset, missing him."
The brothers worked together for more than 50 years after catching their big break on Opportunity Knocks in 1967, and starring in ChuckleVision together on the BBC from 1987 to 2009.
Barry sadly died in August 2018, with his manager Phil Dale saying in a statement: "It is with great sadness that the family announce that Barry passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Ann and all his family.
"The family would like to express their thanks to the many people who have been fans of the Chuckle Brothers and they know that they will share in part the great, great loss they feel."
In a tribute, brother Paul said at the time: "I've not just lost my brother, I've lost my theatrical partner of many, many years and my very best friend."
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