“Well,” Janette explains: “We were doing a revue act in 1981, which featured a magician who had a leopard called Scorpio in his act.

And Ian doubted that their innuendo-laden routine would be a success today. They must think I actually kick around dressed as a schoolboy all the time,” she added. SSBF Award for Janette 50 Years In Showbusiness 2014 Award for Best Double Act 2017 Great British Pantomime Awards.

But it was just innocent fun – traditional pantomime humour. He just said ‘That’s a great idea, best of luck,’ and walked off probably thinking to himself, ‘The Krankies must’ve fallen on hard times if they’re trying to get a free train journey.’". It wasn’t very nice being mistaken for a weirdo.”, It could have been worse.

“But as soon as she put on a gymslip and ripped stockings we went ‘Whoa, no...Too sexual!’”. “We had an anywhere, anytime attitude to sex but we each knew what the other was doing,” says Janette. Janette Tough, 72, played schoolboy Jimmy in 1980s Scottish comedy act The Krankies, also starring her hubby Ian, 72.

Ian and Jimmy Krankie were causing chaos on the Heathrow Express - but it was all for an advert. [5] Her most recent appearance was on the 2005 Christmas Special, in which she appeared in the mock theatre trailers for The Graduate and Chicago. Downing Street has rebuffed claims that Boris Johnson called Nicola Sturgeon “that bloody Wee FURIOUS Boris Johnson branded Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon “that bloody Wee Jimmy Krankie woman” at tense talks, it is claimed. Four years later they won the comedy Club Act of the Year and landed a slot on the Royal Variety Show in front of the Queen Mum.

“It was terrifying.”, Janette recovered physically (later winning £130,000 compensation) but the psychological impact was huge. In 2016, they joined Barrowman again in pantomime at Birmingham Hippodrome, and in 2017 at Manchester Opera House.

In 1978, they got their big break when they were given a spot on the Royal Variety Performance. ", 'One big effort' needed in Devon to stop Covid-19 in its tracks, “I am calling on everyone to follow the new lockdown rules, to limit their contact with others, and to follow the basic rules – social distancing, face coverings and hand hygiene – at all times.”, Devon police called to massive illegal rave ahead of lockdown, A man has been fined £10,000 for organising the event, Tributes paid to popular Exeter student who died just weeks after his 18th birthday, Jordan Burridge had been enjoying a relaxing summer after taking his A levels at Exeter College and his dream was to become an officer in the Marines, The major Greater Exeter Area plan is taking a new shape, An optional plan to build houses and infrastructure across a huge chunk of Devon is still going ahead, B&Q, Homebase, Dunelm issue important lockdown statements to shoppers, The second national lockdown in England starts on Thursday, November 5 and will be in place for four weeks, Devon pubs, shops and restaurants open or delivering in lockdown 2, Boat on Exeter road makes waves with cops, The incident sparked comparisons to a James Bond film on Twitter, 'This is why you should take lockdown 2 seriously' says nurse still recovering from Covid-19 nightmare eight months on, "I have got a lot of stick from people for speaking out but it's so bad that I'll keep pushing the message until they listen. The special lift which holds up the beanstalk fell, sending Mrs Tough and her co-star crashing onto the stage.

The couple are now semi-retired but throughout the 1980s were a fixture on national television making their name on the Crackerjack children's TV programme. Last year Ian was Donald Trump and I was Kim Jong Un – guests at Cinderella’s ball. The 57-year-old is starring in a production of Jack and the Beanstalk at the city's Pavilion Theatre and fell off the prop during a matinee show. Democrat Joe Biden is on the brink of winning the election and becoming the next US president, but Republican incumbent Donald Trump still has a path to victory and is vowing to wage a court fight to hold onto the White House, Nine rules you may have missed as England is plunged into second lockdown, Some of the lesser-known lockdown rules which come into effect in England today, Donald Trump blasted for 'baseless' claims by watchdog, Arizona was initially called as voting for Joe Biden early on election night, Would-be killer found guilty of four unprovoked and random murder attempts, Asda tells shoppers to wait cars before app alert tells them they can enter shop, With a new lockdown in force in England, and temperatures plummeting, Asda has released new guidance to try and let people shop safely - including telling people they can queue in their cars to get in, Rules for Bonfire Night and fireworks across UK as lockdown in England starts, London Fire Brigade is calling on Londoners to think twice about holding a firework display or building a garden bonfire at all and to consider celebrating a different way with less risks, Will coronavirus lockdown actually end on December 2 - all your questions answered, Five experts on whether new lockdown restrictions will stop the spread of coronavirus, Teenage boys turn up to school in skirts to protest against 'sexist' rule for girls, Zachary Paulin, 16, said the rule at Collège Nouvelles Frontières in Quebec, Canada, demonstrates the 'double standards' of society and makes girls ashamed of their bodies, Ken Hesley, who was the keyboard player for Uriah Heep, has died, his family has confirmed, Husband of 'black widow' says he's 'lucky to be alive' after she stabbed him twice, WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: "Black widow" Kathleen Webber, 58, knifed her latest husband Keith Dean twice after she objected to him watching TV, just a year after her previous spouse - Keith's father - died, Danny Dyer's beloved grandmother died at home after his mum got her released from hospital, EastEnders star Danny Dyer's mum Chris said she was grateful that a doctor allowed her to give her mum a cuddle while wearing PPE, Why all eyes are on Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona for a US election result, Although Joe Biden is in a strong position, he still doesn't have the 270 votes needed to boot Donald Trump out of the White House, with a tense wait in several battleground states to get him over the line. “We did a scene in bed with John. The following year, Janette was badly injured in a fall during a performance in the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, but made a full recovery. The Krankies – famous for their catchphrase “fandabidozi” – shot to stardom on kids’ TV show Crackerjack in 1980. Janette Tough, 70, has been playing … Janette fell 15ft from the mechanical beanstalk, suffering a fractured skull, collar bone, ribs, and two vertebrae. Boris said: “Over my f****** dead body”, a witness told The Sun.

“There won’t be another character like Wee Jimmy Krankie,” says Ian, also 73. The couple are hanging up Jimmy Krankie's schoolboy out for good after a fan-dabi-dozi career. In December 2011, during an appearance on BBC Radio Scotland's Stark Talk programme, Ian Tough revealed the couple had enjoyed a colourful sex life at the time when their profile was at its highest in the 1980s, admitting to episodes of swinging. “Today he’d be called transphobic, but it was just ­innocent fun. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here.

They had their own show, The Krankies Klub and recorded an album called Fan-dabi-dozi – Jimmy’s popular catchphrase. After four years, Barrowman announced he would not return, and David Hassellhoff joined The Krankies for the 2015 pantomime. Janette made a series of hilarious cameos and Ian joined her in a brilliant spoof of Silence of the Lambs. Janette also appeared as Jimmy Krankie in the video for the 2007 Comic Relief single "500 Miles" with The Proclaimers, Brian Potter, Andy Pipkin and other celebrity stars. But following five decades in the public eye, the Krankies have called it a day after Janette was diagnosed with osteoporosis. As the Krankies they portray schoolboy Wee Jimmy Krankie (Janette), and paternal figure Ian Krankie (Ian), though in their comedy act they also portray other characters. Children's entertainer Wee Jimmy Krankie has been taken to hospital with head injuries after falling 10ft off a pantomime beanstalk in Glasgow. At the same time, the SNP were forced to deny the Scottish government were being difficult on purpose over the summit, by actions like booking buildings on its planned site for other purposes. Devon's very own Krankies have revealed details of their kinky sex life during what they describe as their "dirty thirties". To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Even the rockers were gobsmacked.”. During the 2010 panto season, the Krankies made a re-appearance in Scottish pantomime alongside John Barrowman at the SECC for Aladdin.

They appeared as the Police, with Janette parodying Susan Boyle and Lady Gaga, and making an appearance as Wee Jimmy Krankie. What does Joe Biden need to win the US election - and when will we know? She said: “My back’s not good and I can’t do as much as I used to. Janette Tough, Actress: French and Saunders. “It scared the hell out of a drunk by the stage door in Partick who thought he’d seen an enormous walking rat.”. Next morning people in the street began calling out ‘Hey, Jimmy’ because 24 million people watched.”. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Ian and Janette met when she was working in Panto at the Glasgow Pavilion and he was the theatre electrician. Fellow cast member Scottish soap star Gary Hollywood was also said to have been injured in the fall on Wednesday.

“Today he’d be called transphobic.

“Ah yes,”says Ian. Fan–Dabi–Dozi, based on their catchphrase, peaked at number 46 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1981,[4] whilst the b-side, "Wee Jimmy Krankie", only charted in Scotland. He allegedly added: “I’m not being driven out of Scotland by that bloody Wee Jimmy Krankie woman.”. The Queen Mum loved it. The couple rose to fame with their act, which saw Janette, 72, dress up as schoolboy Wee Jimmy Krankie, and made their names as a cabaret act and … The Krankies are a Scottish comedy duo who enjoyed success as a cabaret act in the 1970s and on television in the 1980s, featuring in their own television shows and making pop records.

“I impersonated Moira Anderson singing These Are My Mountains while my boobs inflated with a pump.”, (Prince Philip was a fan and once told them he “loved the boobies.”), “I used to dress as a Womble too,” she says. The two met in 1966, and were married in 1969. View our online Press Pack. The new row comes as the prestigious summit was dealt another blow when it emerged two former Tory leaders had refused to run it, ex-PM David Cameron and William Hague. Awarded Ambassador of The Year Award 2004 SSBF.

The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Because – cue gasps of anguish from every child of the 70s – The Krankies have called it a day. Ian said: “We just had a bit of a wild spell when we had a lot of fun – our dirty thirties. [6][7][8], In 2008, The Krankies appeared in a widely seen advertising campaign for STV Bingo. ““But as we got more famous on kids’ TV we were playing with fire. On 12 June 2008 they appeared as guests on The Paul O'Grady Show, where they appeared in character at the beginning, before coming on later in the show as themselves. “But as we got more famous on kids’ TV we were playing with fire. In 2003, "Wee Jimmy Krankie" was voted "The Most Scottish Person in the World" by the readers of The Glasgow Herald. Janette Tough, 70, has been playing mischievous school boy Jimmy … Mr Tough was not on stage at the time of the accident but went to hospital with his wife. Asked why she had been fired, the PM’s spokesman said: “We think it should be a ministerial role going forward - someone who will be a big hitter, and can handle themselves on the international stage”. His wife’s childlike appearance landed them in difficulty. ... “Over my f*cking dead body.



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