Football fans pay tribute to Barry Chuckle as they chant ‘to me, to you’ following his cancer

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Paul Chuckle thanked football fans as they paid a tribute to Barry and chanted ‘to me, to you’ during the match.

The children’s entertainer, 70, looked emotional as he attended a football match between their beloved Rotherham and Ipswich Town on Saturday. 

It was the first time he was seen since the death of his brother and comedic partner Barry on Sunday. 

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Paying tribute: Paul Chuckle looked emotional as he's seen for the first time since brother Barry's death aged 73 at a Rotherham football match on Saturday

Paying tribute: Paul Chuckle looked emotional as he's seen for the first time since brother Barry's death aged 73 at a Rotherham football match on Saturday

Paying tribute: Paul Chuckle looked emotional as he’s seen for the first time since brother Barry’s death aged 73 at a Rotherham football match on Saturday

Paul – who with Barry was named honorary vice president of the club in 2017 – took part in a minute applause before kickoff. 

Paul dressed in a black suit with a tie in the Rotherham red and white colours –  pointed to heaven in a touching tribute to his late brother as the crowd cheered for the much-adored comedy performer.

During the 73rd minute of the match, the audience erupted into the Brothers’ celebrated catchphrase ‘To Me, To You’ in memory of Barry, who passed away aged 73. 

Barry and Paul were lifelong fans of the football team, who won the game 1-0 against Ipswich in a fitting tribute for one of the biggest fans.

Rotherham FC shared their own social media tribute to Barry, writing: ‘FT| Millers 1 v 0 Ipswich. To you, Barry #rufc’ alongside a snap of the star holding his own personalised jersey.

Barry's death at the age of 73 was announced on Sunday after a battle with heart disease, and tributes have since poured for the TV star (L) (pictured together in 1993)

Barry's death at the age of 73 was announced on Sunday after a battle with heart disease, and tributes have since poured for the TV star (L) (pictured together in 1993)

Barry’s death at the age of 73 was announced on Sunday after a battle with heart disease, and tributes have since poured for the TV star (L) (pictured together in 1993)

Days after his brother’s death, Paul vowed to ‘carry on’ working in showbusiness as he spoke publicly for the first time since his brother Barry’s death.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the children’s comic thanked fans for their support, confirming he will continue to perform as a solo act because it is what his late sibling would have wanted.

Barry’s death at the age of 73 was announced on Sunday after a battle with heart disease, and tributes have since poured for the TV star. 

Emotional: Paul - dressed in a black suit with a tie in the Rotherham red and white colours - blew a kiss as the crowd cheered for the much-adored comedy performer

Emotional: Paul - dressed in a black suit with a tie in the Rotherham red and white colours - blew a kiss as the crowd cheered for the much-adored comedy performer

Emotional: Paul – dressed in a black suit with a tie in the Rotherham red and white colours – blew a kiss as the crowd cheered for the much-adored comedy performer

In memory: During the 73rd minute of the match, the audience erupted into the Brothers' celebrated catchphrase 'To Me, To You' in memory of Barry, who passed away aged 73

In memory: During the 73rd minute of the match, the audience erupted into the Brothers' celebrated catchphrase 'To Me, To You' in memory of Barry, who passed away aged 73

Beloved: Barry and Paul were lifelong fans of the football team, who won the game 1-0 against Ipswich for a fitting tribute dedicated to one of the biggest fans

Beloved: Barry and Paul were lifelong fans of the football team, who won the game 1-0 against Ipswich for a fitting tribute dedicated to one of the biggest fans

In memory: During the 73rd minute of the match, the audience erupted into the Brothers’ celebrated catchphrase ‘To Me, To You’ in memory of Barry, who passed away aged 73

His full tweet read: ‘I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for all your messages they’ve been hard to read but I read every one.

‘It’s the worst feeling ever but I have to carry on as I know Barry would want me to having always been so supportive of each other in both work and our personal lives (sic).’  

It was the first time Paul had spoken publicly since his brother’s death, though his wife Sue did take to Twitter on Sunday to thank fans for their support, adding that he was ‘absolutely devastated’ about Barry’s death.

'To you': Rotherham FC shared their own social media tribute to Barry, writing: 'FT| Millers 1 v 0 Ipswich. To you, Barry #rufc' alongside a snap of the star holding his own personalised jersey

'To you': Rotherham FC shared their own social media tribute to Barry, writing: 'FT| Millers 1 v 0 Ipswich. To you, Barry #rufc' alongside a snap of the star holding his own personalised jersey

‘To you’: Rotherham FC shared their own social media tribute to Barry, writing: ‘FT| Millers 1 v 0 Ipswich. To you, Barry #rufc’ alongside a snap of the star holding his own personalised jersey

Heartwarming moment: Paul - who with Barry was named honorary vice president of the club in 2017 - took part in a minute applause before kickoff

Heartwarming moment: Paul - who with Barry was named honorary vice president of the club in 2017 - took part in a minute applause before kickoff

Heartwarming moment: Paul – who with Barry was named honorary vice president of the club in 2017 – took part in a minute applause before kickoff

Jubilant: Barry and Paul were lifelong fans of the football team, who won the game 1-0 against Ipswich in a fitting tribute for one of the biggest fans

Jubilant: Barry and Paul were lifelong fans of the football team, who won the game 1-0 against Ipswich in a fitting tribute for one of the biggest fans

Keep going: Days after his brother's death, Paul vowed to 'carry on' working in showbusiness as he spoke publicly for the first time since his brother Barry's death

Keep going: Days after his brother's death, Paul vowed to 'carry on' working in showbusiness as he spoke publicly for the first time since his brother Barry's death

Jubilant: Barry and Paul were lifelong fans of the football team, who won the game 1-0 against Ipswich in a fitting tribute for one of the biggest fans

The message read: ‘Paul has asked me to send a message to thank EVERYONE for your lovely messages this morning, he is absolutely devastated so unable to respond himself but your messages really do help and he knows Barry would so happy to know how much he was loved, Sue X (sic).’

Barry is thought to have kept his ill health a secret for more than a year so that he could continue to perform.  

He knew from last summer he only had months to live but didn’t tell anyone outside his immediate family, Barry’s older brother Brian said. 

Smiles: Paul looked in great spirits as he watched his beloved team score, and threw a thumbs up at other fans from the stands

Smiles: Paul looked in great spirits as he watched his beloved team score, and threw a thumbs up at other fans from the stands

Smiles: Paul looked in great spirits as he watched his beloved team score, and threw a thumbs up at other fans from the stands

Barry left behind younger brother Paul, who starred alongside him as Britain’s favourite children’s comedy duo, and older brothers Jimmy, 86, and Brian, 83.

‘We’ve known for a while Barry was very ill’ Brian told The Sun.

‘I drove up this week and saw him for two hours. We knew the end was very near. He was on morphine but we chatted. I gave him a kiss goodbye at the end. There were tears, of course.’

Comedy duo: Veteran entertainer Barry, one half of the Chuckle Brothers, died on Sunday aged 73, following a battle with heart disease

Comedy duo: Veteran entertainer Barry, one half of the Chuckle Brothers, died on Sunday aged 73, following a battle with heart disease

Comedy duo: Veteran entertainer Barry, one half of the Chuckle Brothers, died on Sunday aged 73, following a battle with heart disease

‘Up until this last year he’d been fine. But he’s been a smoker all his life. It’s been very rough. Especially keeping it from people.’ 

He died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones, his manager Phil Dale said.

The pair were best known for their hit BBC show ChuckleVision which ran for 21 series from 1987 to 2009. 

Fan favourite: The pair were best known for their hit BBC show ChuckleVision which ran for 21 series from 1987 to 2009

Fan favourite: The pair were best known for their hit BBC show ChuckleVision which ran for 21 series from 1987 to 2009

Fan favourite: The pair were best known for their hit BBC show ChuckleVision which ran for 21 series from 1987 to 2009





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