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Panto stars The Krankies used to be swingers – who knew?

by | 19th, December 2011

THE Krankies used to be swingers. Who could have guessed that Ian and Janette Tough, who play father and son act The Krankies were into unusual sex? Who? Who????

Says Janette, star of kids TV show Crackerjack and panto:

“We went out for Sunday lunch one day and got a bit romantic out at sea. We nearly ended up in France. I couldn’t make it last that long now.”

All together now, kids: I see Paris, I see France, I see… France might be euphemism?

Says Ian:

“It was never involved, lovey-dovey stuff with the others.It was just these incredible parties that would get out of hand. Janette might ask, ‘Where’s Ian?’ and they’d happily tell her I was in the room next door with a dancer with my trousers around my ankles.”

Janette then tells us that family value always won though:

“We always ended up back in our own hotel suite or in the house together at the end of the night. There was never anything very serious. But it’s fair to say The Krankies were not as pure as the driven snow.”


Ian has another anecdote:

“Status Quo lent us their coach once. When we gave it back they said, ‘Blinkin’ heck, it’s worse than if we’d lent it to a rock show. And this was for a kids’ show.’ But we were party people. We were in our 30s when we got fame and went a bit berserk. We didn’t get into drugs but we were wild.”

This seems an odd way for the Krankies to promote their Robinson Crusoe panto with John Barrowman at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium. But it’s all about knowing your audience: Ian has more to share:

“I was a bit punchy. I punched Paul Daniels — but that’s not really a bad thing is it? I think he contradicted something I was saying. I’d likely had a drink and I just went, bang! He fell off his chair. The whole bar applauded and said, ‘It’s time somebody did that.'”

To the Sun this is the news that has the showbiz world “reeling“. But as our pictures show, the clues were there

Posted: 19th, December 2011 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts Comments (3) | TrackBack | Permalink