How old is Tommy Cannon and when did he meet Bobby Ball? – The Sun

TOMMY Cannon was a staple of Saturday night TV with Bobby Ball.

He is now mourning the loss of his comedy partner, Bobby Ball.

Who is Tommy Cannon and how old is he?

Tommy Cannon is a 82-year-old veteran comedian best known for his work in comedy duo Cannon and Ball, with partner Bobby Ball.

After starting out in variety shows, Cannon and Ball landed their own ITV series, The Cannon and Ball Show, which ran for twelve years and had a prime-time Saturday night audience of 20million viewers.

The height of their fame coincided with the popularity of "alternative comedy" – when audiences preferred to see skits that referred to social and political concerns.

When did Cannon and Ball stop performing?

The comedy partners began performing in clubs as a duo in the early 70s.

After starting out in variety shows, Cannon and Ball landed their own ITV series in the 80s, The Cannon and Ball Show, which ran for twelve years and had a prime-time Saturday night audience of 20 million viewers.

The height of their fame coincided with the popularity of "alternative comedy" – when audiences preferred to see skits that referred to social and political concerns.

Since The Cannon and Ball Show was cancelled in the 1990s, Tommy and Bobby have continued to perform comedy together, with cameo appearances in theatre and pantomime, as well as starring in their own sitcom.

The pair also appeared on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2005.

Cannon and Ball also came second to EastEnders stars Derek Martin and John Altman in the celebrity version of Coach Trip.

In 2018 the comedy duo signed up to star in Last Laugh in Vegas on ITV.

They were performing together up until Bobby's death in October 2020.

Is Tommy married?

Tommy's first marriage was to Margaret.

They had two daughters, Jeanette and Julie, but later divorced.

He now lives near York with his second wife Hazel.

They have three children Kelly-Anne, Zoe Louise and Luke Thomas.

 

 

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