Wally Scott 'will always be a legend' as Merseyside pays touching tribute

Wally Scott, right, with his friend and former co-host Billy Butler
Wally Scott, right, with his friend and former co-host Billy Butler -Credit:Mirrorpix

Tributes have poured in from ECHO readers saddened by the death of radio legend Wally Scott.

Wally was best known for co-hosting the Radio Merseyside quiz show Hold Your Plums with DJ Billy Butler. He was a hugely popular presenter and spent more than 40 years in broadcasting.

Billy announced Wally's death on social media, saying his friend had "passed away peacefully yesterday morning after a very long illness."

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Dozens of ECHO readers left messages of condolences for Wally and his family on our website and on social media. Many had fond memories of listening to Wally on Hold Your Plums.

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On Facebook, Evelyn Morris said: "So sad. We used to love Hold Your Plums on a Sunday and I think that we have probably still got some of the cassette recordings. Also saw him and Billy in Pontins - it was a great weekend."

Mark Challoner said: "RIP Wally. You were part of my childhood with Billy. Hold Your Plums was a fantastic radio show in the day. My thoughts are with your family and friends."

June McDonough added: "RIP Wally and thank you for all the laughter with Billy on Hold Your Plums. Brilliant. My condolences to Billy and all your family and friends."

Some people mentioned their experiences of meeting Wally in person. Margaret Ann Haigh said: "RIP Wally I remember you so well, you are and always will be a legend. You came to my mum’s 80th birthday party years and years ago. You brought her cake in and she was delighted she loved you."

Kevin Tout said: "RIP Wally great memories of working with you in panto at Liverpool Empire - rocking up in your flash white sports car."

Writing on the ECHO website, Silver1 said: "Past owners of the butty bar in Paradise Street here. Would like to offer our condolences to Wally’s family and friends. He came in for his bacon butty most mornings. He was always polite and lovely, he would always talk to any fan who came in there hoping to catch a glance of him and Billy. Very sad news RIP Wally."

For most of our readers, Wally's legacy is simple: he made people laugh.

Janet H said: "My dad listened to Hold Your Plums religiously every week. He would cry laughing. RIP Wally Scott."

Cracked Screen said: "So sad, absolute essential listening years ago, the whole family would be listening and laughing, RIP Wally."

On Facebook, Roy Sutton said: "Wally was a legend. RIP mate and thanks for all the laughs."

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