... “Over my f*cking dead body. Four years later they won the comedy Club Act of the Year and landed a slot on the Royal Variety Show in front of the Queen Mum.

“Oh no,” says Ian. The Krankies are a Scottish comedy duo who enjoyed success as a cabaret act in the 1970s and on television in the 1980s, featuring in their own television shows and making pop records.

The original plan was for Janette to be a St Trinian-style schoolgirl.

Instead of Ian grabbing Janette by the scruff of the neck and throwing her around like a ventriloquist’s dummy as she sings 'But You Love Me Daddy' through a gottle-o-gear grin. ““But as we got more famous on kids’ TV we were playing with fire.

The Krankies were stars and, when they joined TV’s Crackerjack, viewing figures rocketed from 2.5 million to 8.5 million. But then, for the first time in 50 years, the couple just stare into each other’s eyes, enjoying the moment. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Democrat Joe Biden is on the brink of winning the election and becoming the next US president, but Republican incumbent Donald Trump still has a path to victory and is vowing to wage a court fight to hold onto the White House, Nine rules you may have missed as England is plunged into second lockdown, Some of the lesser-known lockdown rules which come into effect in England today, Donald Trump blasted for 'baseless' claims by watchdog, Arizona was initially called as voting for Joe Biden early on election night, Would-be killer found guilty of four unprovoked and random murder attempts, Asda tells shoppers to wait cars before app alert tells them they can enter shop, With a new lockdown in force in England, and temperatures plummeting, Asda has released new guidance to try and let people shop safely - including telling people they can queue in their cars to get in, Rules for Bonfire Night and fireworks across UK as lockdown in England starts, London Fire Brigade is calling on Londoners to think twice about holding a firework display or building a garden bonfire at all and to consider celebrating a different way with less risks, Will coronavirus lockdown actually end on December 2 - all your questions answered, Five experts on whether new lockdown restrictions will stop the spread of coronavirus, Teenage boys turn up to school in skirts to protest against 'sexist' rule for girls, Zachary Paulin, 16, said the rule at Collège Nouvelles Frontières in Quebec, Canada, demonstrates the 'double standards' of society and makes girls ashamed of their bodies, Ken Hesley, who was the keyboard player for Uriah Heep, has died, his family has confirmed, Husband of 'black widow' says he's 'lucky to be alive' after she stabbed him twice, WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: "Black widow" Kathleen Webber, 58, knifed her latest husband Keith Dean twice after she objected to him watching TV, just a year after her previous spouse - Keith's father - died, Danny Dyer's beloved grandmother died at home after his mum got her released from hospital, EastEnders star Danny Dyer's mum Chris said she was grateful that a doctor allowed her to give her mum a cuddle while wearing PPE, Why all eyes are on Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona for a US election result, Although Joe Biden is in a strong position, he still doesn't have the 270 votes needed to boot Donald Trump out of the White House, with a tense wait in several battleground states to get him over the line. Mr Cameron dubbed it “an honour to be asked” to do the job by his old Oxford University pal Mr Johnson. But he added: “I think it’s best in these situations if you have a Government minister doing the job; you then have one line of command rather than, perhaps, two people doing the same thing”.

Janette played, for example, Anadin Skywalker in the Star Wars: The Phantom Menace parody "The Phantom Millennium", and they both appeared in several other movie parodies throughout the series. The Wednesday evening performance at the theatre has now been cancelled and the audience who saw the fall during the day have been given a full refund. A No10 spokesman denied the PM made the Jimmy Krankie comment.

“Today he’d be called transphobic.

During the height of their success in the 1970s and 1980s, the comedy couple - AKA Ian and Janette Tough - say they had an “any time, anywhere” policy to their naughty antics. As the Krankies they portray schoolboy Wee Jimmy Krankie (Janette), and paternal figure Ian Krankie (Ian), though in their comedy act they also portray other characters. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site.

The couple rose to fame with their act, which saw Janette, 72, dress up as schoolboy Wee Jimmy Krankie, and made their names as a cabaret act and …

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But, in 2004, tragedy struck during Jack and the Beanstalk in Glasgow. In 2016, they joined Barrowman again in pantomime at Birmingham Hippodrome, and in 2017 at Manchester Opera House.

He told the story of one amorous incident where the pair almost sailed off course to France in a small boat while partaking in a sex act. In 2019, they appeared on Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule. The Krankies returned alongside Barrowman in 2011 and soon became SECC veterans. The new row comes as the prestigious summit was dealt another blow when it emerged two former Tory leaders had refused to run it, ex-PM David Cameron and William Hague. Other appearances included The Krankies Klub[1] (1983–1984), The Joke Machine (1985), The Krankies Elektronik Komik[2] (1985–1987) and K.T.V[3] for Border Television (1989–1992). A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: "Wee Jimmy Krankie fell out of the beanstalk on to the stage and was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.". The duo appeared on ITV's daytime show Loose Women on 25 February 2010.

The episode concerns an artist who fakes his death to gain popularity. Janette dressed up as schoolboy ‘wee Jimmy Krankie’ while husband Ian played her dad. THE Krankies admit they were left reeling from the number of stars who bit the dust in 2016 — with friends and family fearing they would be next.