Ep 21 – British Entertainment Royalty | Des O’Connor

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Natalie goes to the home of legendary British entertainer Des O’Connor, whose showbiz career spans over sixty years, to discuss his life thus far including his record breaking number of shows at The London Palladium and nearly twenty-six years hosting his iconic and star studded TV show, Des O’Connor Tonight. Des talks about his worst comedy experience, the infamous Morecambe & Wise taunts, and how his outlook on life keeps him young at heart.

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Natalie Gray and Des O'Connor at his home in Buckinghamshire, UK on The Gray Escape with Natalie Gray

Natalie having Jack Daniels with Des after taping this episode.

Buy Des’ books on Amazon, Bananas Can’t Fly and Laughter Lines.
Bananas Can't Fly by Des O'Connor    Laugher Lines by Des O'Connor

 

Des O'Connor and Jimmy Tarbuck at The London Palladium

Des with Jimmy Tarbuck at The London Palladium.

Fans line up for Des O'Connor at The London Palladium

Fans line up at the Palladium.

Inside The London Palladium where Des O'Connor is a legend

Inside the legendary London Palladium.

Below, Des’ wife Jodie performing ‘At Seventeen’ at the Royal Albert Hall.

Below, Freddie Starr on Des O’Connor Tonight.

Below, Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise with Des O’Connor.

Below, Stan Boardman’s infamous Fokker joke on Des O’Connor Tonight.
This resulted in the show no longer being allowed to be broadcast live.

Below, Norman Wisdom cracking up Des on Des O’Connor Tonight.

Below, I have yet to find my favorite clip online of Rod Hull and Emu with Des, so here is a clip with Sir Michael Parkinson.

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Natalie Gray is an artist and comedienne who had an extraordinary experience in 2012 that inspired her to research alternative topics and theories, including sound healing, quantum physics, and the idea that we are living in a Holographic Universe. For Natalie's art and comedy please visit http://nataliegray.com

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