Bill Bailey pays tribute to Sean Lock: 'Miss you pal'

The 8 out of 10 Cats star died of cancer in 2021

SOUTHWOLD, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Bill Bailey performs during Latitude Festival 2021 at Henham Park on July 25, 2021 in Southwold, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Bill Bailey paid tribute to Sean Lock. (Getty Images)

Bill Bailey has paid tribute to his late friend and fellow comedian Sean Lock who died of cancer in 2021.

The comic shared an old photo of the pair on country hike and wrote on Twitter: "Some days I still can't quite believe he's gone. Today is one of those days. Miss you Sean old pal."

Read more: Bill Bailey pays tribute to Sean Lock a year on from his death

It's a fitting photo given last year, Bailey completed a 100 mile walk in Lock's memory to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04:  Comedian Sean Lock watches the evening session on day 6 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 4, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Sean Lock died of cancer in 2021. (Getty Images)

The walk, which was also completed by fellow comedians Lee Mack and Kevin Eldon, ended up raising over £100,000 for the charity.

Bailey previously spoke about Lock during an appearance on This Morning where he said: "He loved the outdoors and one of his favourite things was to go on walks. We used to walk for miles. We'd talk about everything, Sean was brilliant company."

Bailey, who knew Lock for over 30 years, also praised his skill as a comedian: "He was one of those comics that all the other comics turned out to see, he had a totally original and unique style. And he was funny offstage as well as on, he was just very genuine and a loyal friend and a great sort of confidante, as well as being a great friend."

Comedian Bill Bailey arrives for the European premiere of
Bill Bailey was a longtime friend of Sean Lock. (Reuters)

After being diagnosed and cleared of skin cancer in 1990, Lock was found out he had advanced lung cancer a few years before his death but never made the news public. During that time, he continued working regularly and could be seen on Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats and its spin-off 8 out of 10 Cats do Countdown.

Fellow colleagues and comedians such as Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson and Rachel Riley all paid tribute to Lock after he died.

Watch below: Bill Bailey reveals Sean Lock was 'still having a laugh' in his final days.