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Frank Carson RIP – a life in photos and Tiswas

FRANK Carson RIP. You were the funniest thing to come out of Belfast since the man who dubbed Gerry Adams’ voice on the BBC. “It’s the way I tell ’em,” and “It’s a cracker!” Those were your catchphrases. Said Carson’s friend Eddie McIlwaine: “He met the present Pope (Benedict XVI) and the Pope said ‘Did you ever meet Elvis Presley?’ Frank said ‘No, I have not, but it won’t be long now’.”

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Posted: 23rd, February 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)


Lady GaGa Grants The Queen And Miley Cyrus An Audience: Royal Variety Show In Pictures

TO Blackpool for the Royal Variety Performance, with Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus and Bette Midler. As AA Gill said, the French guillotine their Royals, we make ours go to Blackpool to watch a variety show. But Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip did pretty well. As well as Gaga and Cyrus, they saw Chaka Khan, Anastasia and Michael Buble. They got to see American stars. Of course, this the British show, so they also had to endure Frank Carson, Diversity, Alexandra Burke and Lulu – always Lulu. We were there. We’ve got the pictures…

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Queen Elizabeth II American singer Lady Gaga (right) following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool.

Posted: 8th, December 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)