Chuckle Brothers fans launch campaign to get Tinchy Stryder collaboration to number one after Barry dies

The children's entertainer – real name Paul Elliott – passed away surrounded by his family, aged 73, sparking a flood of tributes to the star.

Tinchy paid tribute to "super cool legend" Barry Chuckle after the TV star's death was announced today.

He wrote: "“Funny, down to earth, super cool, talented, humble legend. Rest in peace Barry Chuckle! #ToMeToYouBruv”

And now fans are calling for their song 'To Me, To You (Bruv)" with lyrics based on the brothers' iconic catchphrase to reach the top of the charts.

The charity single reached number 92 in the UK Singles Chart in October 2014.

Fans responded by suggesting the track should be re-released in tribute to the comedian.

One fan said: “This needs to go to the top of the charts.”

Another added: "Maybe push to me, to you for number 1 out of respect?"

And another said: "For all those who loved the Chucklebrothers and want to remember Barry in a happy time Let's get this to UK number 1."

Brother Paul, 70, described him as "my brother, my theatrical partner and my very best friend".

Barry's manager Phil Dale announced the sad news in a statement today.

The statement said: "It is with great sadness that the family announce that Barry passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Ann and all his family.

"The family would like to express their thanks to the many people who have been fans of the Chuckle Brothers and they know that they will share in part the great, great loss they feel."

Barry had fallen ill while filming for a new Channel 5 show 'Chuckle Time' earlier this year and his condition deteriorated.

Their father James Elliott went by the stage name Gene Patton and worked the London club scene, even performing with an 18-year-old Peter Sellers in 1943.

Barry and Paul first broke onto the BBC in 1985 with the show Chuckle Hounds, which was aimed at pre-school children and saw the comedy duo dressed as dogs.

But they found fame with ChuckleVision, which became known for catchphrases such as 'To Me To You' and 'Oh dear, oh dear'.

The show claimed a Children's BAFTA among a host of awards and was one of the longest running children's programmes on the BBC, running from 1987 to 2009.

After it finished the pair made appearances in programmes such as The Weakest Link, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Celebrity Coach Trip.

More recently they had been guests on Walliams and Friend and Blankety Blank in 2016 and The Nightly Show in 2017.

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