Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Jimmy Tarbuck Exclusive 2014 Life Story Interview Palladium….
Jimmy Tarbuck is one of the UK’s most loved, talented and successful comedians in history.
Most famously Tarbuck was the host of Sunday Night at the London Palladium which he first performed in 1965. Tarby returned to ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ on 12th October 2014.
He’s presented endless $game and quiz shows on ITV during the 1960s, and for leading ITV’s Live From Her Majesty’s and its subsequent incarnations during the 1980s. His daughter is the actress, television and radio presenter, Liza Tarbuck.
Having seen him Live in Mansfield in September 2014 he’s still got it! Such huge warmth, an incredible gag-master and a captivating raconteur.
Enjoy a rare in-depth interview with Jimmy about his remarkable life having risen to the top of Show Business and coming through one of the toughest years of his life….
Enjoy an Exclusive 20 minute interview with Tarbuck recorded September 2014:
Growing up, Tarbuck attended Dovedale Primary School in Liverpool where he was a schoolmate of John Lennon. His first television show was It’s Tarbuck ’65! on ITV in 1964, and he was the last original host of Sunday Night at the London Palladium, from 1965.
He has also hosted numerous quiz shows, including Winner Takes All, Full Swing, and Tarby’s Frame Game.
In the 1980s, he hosted similar Sunday night variety shows, Live From Her Majesty’s, Live from the Piccadilly and finally Live from the Palladium, which were produced by London Weekend Television for ITV.
Nicknamed Tarby, he is a Conservative Party supporter, and at the height of his celebrity was a prominent supporter of Margaret Thatcher and her policies, once baking her a cake for her 60th birthday in October 1985.
He was appearing on the fourth series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2006, but he was forced to pull out for medical reasons.
In 2008, he returned to a variety format on television screens when he co-hosted, alongside Emma Bunton, an edition of ITV1’s variety show, For One Night Only. On 25 May 2012 he appeared on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories while on 3 December 2012 he was invited to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Variety Performance.
He lives with his wife, Pauline, in Coombe, Kingston upon Thames, London.
This interview was featured in the Sunday People 12th October 2014:
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 11th September 2014