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Bobby Ball obituary

Bobby Ball obituary

Half of the popular comedy duo Cannon and Ball who enjoyed huge television success in the 1980s

Bobby Ball, who has died after testing positive for coronavirus aged 76, was the irresponsible but anxious to please half of the comedy duo Cannon and Ball, famous for twanging his braces alongside the serious Tommy Cannon. “Rock on, Tommy!” was his catchphrase.

They fulfilled the prophecy made by Eric Morecambe just before his death that Cannon and Ball would inherit Morecambe and Wise’s crown by becoming television’s most popular comedy double act of the 1980s. Like Eric and Ernie, their performances were pitched perfectly for weekend TV audiences looking for family entertainment. “The reason I don’t do blue,” said Ball, “is that, if I can’t fetch my children to see me perform, I’m not doing the right stuff. We do naughty stuff. It’s more ‘cheeky’.”

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