Tommy Cannon can still feel late pal Bobby Ball's presence beside him

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Tommy Cannon can feel his late pal Bobby Ball's presence beside him credit:Bang Showbiz
Tommy Cannon can feel his late pal Bobby Ball's presence beside him credit:Bang Showbiz

Tommy Cannon can still feel his late comedy partner Bobby Ball "stood at the side" of him.

The 83-year-old actor - who is best known as the other half of comedy duo Cannon and Ball, opposite Bobby, who passed away in October 2020 aged 76 – says he can still feel his pal's presence, and he touches a box with his ashes in on a daily basis.

Tommy said: “Even now, I can feel him. I can feel him stood at the side of me here saying, ‘Go on Tommy, lad. Go on, you can do it.’

“I’ve got some of Bobby’s ashes outside in the hallway and every morning I get up and touch the box with the ashes in and say, ‘Alright, pal.’ He’s up there now with a lot of famous people. I think he’ll be having a great time, bless him.”

Tommy is planning to go on tour soon with a new show to pay tribute to Bobby, after having two years off due to coronavirus.

He added to 'The God Cast' podcast: “I haven’t worked, not because Bob’s passed away but certainly because of COVID, I haven’t done any work in the past two years.

“So, I’m hoping to take a show out where I’m going to be interviewed by a guy, and tell the world about our story together. 60 years in the business.

“Our ups, our downs, the daft things that Bob did and I did. Then I’m going to ask the audience if they want to ask me any questions.

“I want it to be a tribute, but I also want it to be a celebration of Bob’s life. I’ll feel really good about that if we can get that together. I think we will.”

Tommy plans to honour Bobby by unveiling a statue of him in his adopted hometown Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, alongside Bobby's widow Yvonne on July 31st.

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