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.”
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!”
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.