Ken Dodd Dies

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Doddy, pictured with his great friend, Dicky Mint.

Everyone here at Jammy Toast was devastated last night to hear the news that Sir Ken Dodd had died. Although he had been unwell for a little while, it just seemed like he was indestructible and we kind of thought he would go on forever. I personally met the great man in Liverpool in the 1970s when he called into my Grandmother’s shop and he gave me his autograph which incorporated a Diddy Man. He was a lovely man and although deeply private never seemed to tire of public recognition and still lived in the house where he was born, he’d never lived anywhere else. It was quite fitting that his death was announced at around 1:15am as this was the kind of time he live shows would finish. What a great man. A true legend!

Happy Birthday Doddy

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Sir Ken Dodd will be treated to an afternoon tea of jam butties and Diddy pies at Liverpool Town Hall to celebrate his 90th birthday. And the Squire of Knotty Ash had a special message for the countless people wishing him well. He said: “This is a day of thanksgiving. Thank you for all the love, affection and support – and advice, sometimes – you have given me.”

Arise Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd

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Ken Dodd pictured with his Jammy Toast.

Ken Dodd, the Squire of Knotty Ash, has finally been knighted in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List after a long campaign by fans. The legendary Liverpool comedian said he was “proud and also humbled” to receive the knighthood, paying tribute to all those who had campaigned over the years for him to be recognised. And he joked that he was now going to buy a new suit for his trip to Buckingham Palace, as well as thinking of a suitable joke to tell the Queen. The 89-year-old said: “I woke up this morning and thought – what a beautiful day for becoming a Sir!”

Ken Dodd Will Keep Going Until He Drops

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One of Jammy Toast’s favourite comedians, Ken Dodd, has revealed he will carry on working as a comedian until he drops even though he has been at it for 60 years. For six decades he’s been entertaining people with unique one-liners fired off at a million miles per hour… or “titters per minute” as he calls it. Ken has charmed generations with his tattyfilarious tales of Diddymen, Jam-Butty Mines and Broken Biscuit Factories. In the 1960s Ken was the biggest variety star in Britain, selling out the London Palladium for a 42-week season and hitting No 1 in the pop charts for five weeks in 1965 with his record Tears.

Ken Dodd Will Keep Going Until He Drops

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One of Jammy Toast’s favourite comedians, Ken Dodd, has revealed he will carry on working as a comedian until he drops even though he has been at it for 60 years. For six decades he’s been entertaining people with unique one-liners fired off at a million miles per hour… or “titters per minute” as he calls it. Ken has charmed generations with his tattyfilarious tales of Diddymen, Jam-Butty Mines and Broken Biscuit Factories. In the 1960s Ken was the biggest variety star in Britain, selling out the London Palladium for a 42-week season and hitting No 1 in the pop charts for five weeks in 1965 with his record Tears.