The Chuckle Brothers brand newspaper 'disgusting' after quashing claims they're 'drifting apart'

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The Chuckle Brothers are making a TV comeback. (REX)

The Chuckle Brothers have blasted The Sun newspaper after they claimed the brothers are drifting apart and leading very separate lives.

Yesterday, the Sun newspaper claimed that Barry and Paul aren’t as close as they used to be. In fact, the paper suggests that the brothers don’t even appear to get on anymore, saying each has separate dressing rooms, hotel suites, and don’t even travel together.

An alleged close friend says that Barry, 73, and Paul, 70, are not as tight as they once were when at the height of their fame on Chucklevision.

‘Paul and Barry will always be brothers but in reality they don’t see huge amounts of one another,’ it was claimed.

The Chuckle Brothers are making a TV comeback. (PA)

‘In the last few years they’ve led increasingly separate lives and Barry in particular was quite happy to disappear into retirement until C5 came knocking.’

‘Paul says Barry is only doing it for the payday that a Saturday night TV show will bring.

‘They’ll be consummate professionals as normal on camera.’

But one half of the comedy duo  – who are real-life brothers – hit back at their claims, branding them ‘disgusting’.

‘Absolutely disgusting @thesun .. we are two grown men who do not share a hotel bedroom! If a theatre has enough dressing rooms of course we take one each, why not? Does that constitute a feud? TO BE CONTINUED….’ said Paul on Twitter.

He also called out other outlets that were reporting the same story, saying: ‘You don’t actually believe what you read in The Sun’.

Naturally, fans were delighted to see the TV star slamming the newspaper for spreading, what he called out as, false stories.

The Chuckle Brothers’ made a recent cameo appearance in TV series Benidorm. (ITV)

Only last month it was revealed the famed brothers were making a TV comeback, in the shape of Channel 5’s Chuckle Time on Saturday, which is said to be a You’ve Been Framed! type comedy clips show to air at dinnertime.

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