Billy Connolly to say Farewell with Final ITV Special

Billy Connolly to say Farewell with Final ITV Special
Billy Connolly to say Farewell with Final ITV Special. image: Internet

Billy Connolly will say Farewell to his stand-up comedy career, with a Final ITV Special called “It’s Been A Pleasure This Winter”.

Sir Billy Connolly is finally bringing down the curtain on his incredible 60-year comedy career in show business, with a star-studded, and “uplifting and emotional” ITV special, called”It’s Been A Pleasure This Winter”, with celebrity guests, who are some of Billy’s biggest fans, including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Dustin Hoffman, Sir Lenny Henry, Whoopi Goldberg, Russell Brand, and Sheridan Smith, filmed from his Florida home.

Billy, now 77 years of age, was diagnosed in 2013 with Parkinson’s Disease, and recently told sources, “I’m finished with stand-up – it was lovely and it was lovely being good at it. It was the first thing I was ever good at”, but has decided to call time now, due to his condition getting worse, adding that he has “started drooling”, and that his hearing is impaired, plus he has trouble walking, and that he didn’t want the disease to “define him”.


The ITV 60 minutes long “special” will feature highlights from some of the Big Yin’s greatest ever stand up moments, chats with some of his biggest celebrity fans, plus some never before seen live stage footage, labelled a definitive celebration of one of the UK’s all-time greats.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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