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Alan Carr lined up to host Les Dawson tribute

Friday 16th February 2018, 2:59pm

  • Alan Carr looks set to host a Les Dawson tribute show
  • The one-off special would mark 25 years since the comic's death, in June 1993
  • Daughter Charlotte Dawson says: "We're in talks at the moment and hoping to get lots of people involved"
Image shows from L to R: Alan Carr, Les Dawson.

Alan Carr is being lined up to present a tribute to Les Dawson.

According to reports, the celebrated comic's daughter, Charlotte, has asked Carr to front a new TV special marking 25 years since her father's death.

The stand-up, sketch star and pianist died of a sudden heart attack on 10th June 1993, aged 62. He was waiting at a local hospital in Manchester for the results of a routine check-up at the time. Charlotte was just 8 months old.

She says: "It's my dad's 25th anniversary this year so we're doing a show with Alan Carr. We're in talks at the moment and hoping to get lots of people involved. Alan really looked up to my dad and he's a good friend of mine. It's really exciting."

Charlotte Dawson is a make up artist, model and television personality who has appeared in reality show Ex On The Beach and a number of documentaries about her father. No channel is yet attached to the project.

An industry source, commenting on the story in The Daily Mirror, said: "If Les's family and friends were involved and Alan was fronting it, all the channels would be interested."

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