- Jonathan Ross, Jay Leno, Melanie Sykes, Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale, Alan Davies, Elaine Paige, Cliff Richard and others
- Ali Lynch
- Ali Lynch
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.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Sunday 13th December 2020 on ITV at 9pm
- Episode length
- 1 hour
- Last repeat
- Monday 3rd May 2021 at 10:15pm