- Jonathan Ross, Jay Leno, Melanie Sykes, Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale, Alan Davies, Elaine Paige, Cliff Richard and more
- Ali Lynch
- Ali Lynch, Will Smith, Melanie Sykes and Lauren Burchell
A tribute to the longest-serving prime-time TV host of all time, who topped theatre bills globally, including more than a thousand solo appearances at the London Palladium. And despite much mockery from Morecambe & Wise, he released 36 chart-topping albums.
Filming began earlier this year after Des, at 88 years old, decided to take a well-earned retirement from the spotlight. With insight from family and showbiz friends, and with exclusive access to an amazing collection of hundreds of unseen home movies, the programme will provide an intimate portrayal of how Des went from Butlins Redcoat to become the ultimate entertainer.
Featuring contributions from Jonathan Ross, Jay Leno, Melanie Sykes, Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale, Alan Davies, Elaine Paige, Cliff Richard, Jimmy Tarbuck, Sheila Ferguson, Jodie Brooke Wilson and Adam O'Connor.
- First broadcast
- Sunday 13th December 2020 at 9pm on ITV
- Episode length
- 1 hour
- Most recent repeats
- Sunday 2nd January 2022 at 10:35pm on ITV
- Monday 3rd May 2021 at 10:15pm on ITV
- Thursday 17th December 2020 at 11:10pm on STV