83-Year-Old Lytham-Based Comedy Legend Roy Walker Back On Stage In Blackpool

Lytham based Roy Walker, the cherished 83-year-old comedian best known for his iconic role as the host of Catchphrase, will once again face the spotlight when he headlines the annual ‘Sunday Night at the Grand’ charity event. This yearly spectacle, orchestrated by Gaz Jenkins, Studio 15-Dance Academy, Tower Top Entertainments, and the Lyndene Hotel, is dedicated to supporting the Not Forgotten Association, a charity committed to aiding serving and ex-servicemen and women. Other stars who will showcase their talents on the Grand’s stage include Chorley born comedian and BGT finalist Steve Royle, fellow BGT finalist and award-winning impressionist Ben Nickless, and the Voice UK’s Benjamin Moss.

In a post shared to Facebook, a spokesperson for the Lyndene Hotel wrote, ‘It’s official, we have another addition to our fantastic line-up for Sunday Night at the Grand and this time it’s the legend that is Roy Walker! Roy is best known as the original host of the game show Catchphrase between 1986 and 1999, and as one of the stars of the comedy showcase The Comedians. Roy is no stranger to Blackpool and starred in not one but two episodes of Blackpool Bonanza back in 1978! He’s also got something in common with us here at the Lyndene as he too appeared in an episode of Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights just like we did back in 2001! Roy will be joining our fantastic line-up at the Grand Theatre Blackpool on Sunday 24th March to raise funds for The Not Forgotten!’

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Back in 2021, Roy showed that he was still fit when he participated in the the Leg It For Lytham Lifeboats initiative (photograph below).

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