Les Dawson's family put cardboard cut-out of late comedian round the table at Christmas

Entertainer Les Dawson on the set of the BBC television series 'Blankety Blank', December 3rd 1989. (Photo by Don Smith/Radio Times via Getty Images)

The late Les Dawson's youngest child Charlotte Dawson has revealed she and her family ensure he is part of their Christmas Day by putting a cardboard cut-out of him at the table.

Although he died in 1992, Les' memory still lives on as his loved ones take time to include him in their festivities.

“Ever since I popped out of mum’s womb, we’ve had this cardboard ­cut-out," Charlotte told the Daily Express. "Dad used to put it in the window when he went away so no burglars would come in and so we have kept up with the tradition.

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“We have Christmas dinner at my sister’s house and we put the cardboard cut-out at the table although it can scare my ­little nieces."

Les Dawson's statue is visited by his widow Tracy Dawson and daughter Charlotte at Christmas. (Photo by Anna Gowthorpe - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Although, she did add her young relatives greet the memorial statue of their grandad near their home in Lytham St Anne’s.

The 27-year-old also shared that on Christmas morning, a hat and scarf is put on Les' statue before she visits the tree she planted in the grounds of the church where her parents married.

Les married Charlotte's mother Tracy in 1989 and the pair remained together until he died of a heart attack in 1993 when Charlotte was just eight months old.

He was previously wed to first wife Margaret from 1960 until she died in 1986. They shared three children, Julie, Pamela and Stuart.

Charlotte has gone on to carve out a career for herself in reality TV, having appeared on Celebs Go Dating, Celebs on the Farm and Ex on the Beach.