Benidorm Is 10 - Special Screening, Curzon Mayfair, London UK, 29 January 2018, Photo by Brett D. Cove Pictured: Paul Chuckle,Charlotte Eaton Claire Sweeney Danny Walters Derren Litten Siobhan Finneran Steve Pemberton Gareth Hale Holly Johnson Honor Kneafsey Jake Canuso Janine Duvitski John Challis Jordan Davies Josh Bolt Steve Edge Julie Graham Laila Zaidi Les Dennis Louie Spence Michelle Butterly Nicholas Burns Oliver Stokes Paul Bazely Paul Chuckle Rowetta Satchell Sally Morgan Selina Griffiths Shane Ritchie Sheila Reid Sherrie Hewson Tony Maudsley Ref: SPL1652086 290118 NON-EXCLUSIVE Picture by: Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 0207 644 7656 Milan: 02 4399 8577 World Rights

Paul Chuckle reveals Chucklevision theme turn saved an 8-year-old girl’s life

The kids' TV star also spoke about his late brother, Barry

Paul Chuckle says the ChuckleVision theme tune saved an eight-year-old girl’s life.

The 71-year-old star was told by the youngster’s mum that playing the title song of his and late brother Barry Chuckle’s comedy show on a loop helped to bring her daughter out of a coma, after she had contracted meningitis.

Chuckle Brothers
The Chuckle Brothers performed together for over 50 years (Credit: Channel 5)

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He told The Sun newspaper: “She was on a life support machine and they told her if she hadn’t come round by Monday, they would turn off machines off and that’s it.

“The little girl was a massive ChuckleVision fan and never missed an episode.

“So the mum recorded the theme tune on loop and returned to her bed to play her the music.”

The youngster woke up from her coma and asked her mum if ChuckleVision was on.

Paul said: “I thought from then on, if we do nothing else in the world, at least we’ve saved a little girl’s life.”

Barry Chuckle
Barry Chuckle died in August 2018 (Credit: Instagram/chucklebrotherstoyou)

The comic suffered a loss six months ago when his brother Barry passed away from cancer aged 73, and Paul admits he misses his sibling “every day”.

He added to the publication: “We worked together for 55 years and I feel like he is still beside me.”

Paul recently urged fans to help him land a spot on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, admitting he “can’t understand” why he is yet to be on the programme.

In response to a tweet from a fan who said he “has to” be on I’m A Celebrity next year, he replied: “Tell @imacelebrity @ITV that (sic)”

Another supporter also insisted Paul’s appearance on the show “definitely needs to happen”.

He replied: “Can’t understand why it never has, I’m anything but boring (sic)”

In March last year, five months before Barry passed away, Paul admitted his wife Sue was keen for the Benidorm stars to appear on the Australian jungle-based reality show, but his sibling wasn’t sure he was fit enough.

Barry said to I Talk Telly at the time: “I would have done I’m A Celebrity a few years ago, but I think I’m getting a bit past it now. I’m not sure I could do all those things that they want you to do.”

arrives for the 2008 British Academy Children's Awards at the Hilton, Park Lane, London, UK, on the 30th November 2008. Pictured: The Chuckle Brothers,The Chuckle Brothers Rachel Stevens Gemma Arterton Suzanne Shaw Matt Littler Darren Jefferies Danni Minogue Kris Smith The Saturdays Geri Halliwell Ref: SPL64026 301108 NON-EXCLUSIVE Picture by: Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 0207 644 7656 Milan: 02 4399 8577 World Rights
The brothers were really close (Credit:

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Paul added: “I know the wife wants us to go into the jungle on I’m A Celebrity so that she can go in that Versace Hotel … I know her game.

“She’d be drinking champagne and having caviar while I’m eating a load of rubbish in the jungle.”

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