Comedian wins vote of approval from councillor

Robin Hunter-Clarke and Duncan Norvelle
Robin Hunter-Clarke and Duncan Norvelle

Veteran entertainer Duncan Norvelle met one his most appreciative fans during a recent performance in Skegness

The star was in town for his ‘Stoke of Luck’ show at the Embassy Theatre where he was greeted by local councillor Robin Hunter-Clarke.

Duncan has defied the odds to be back on the road after suffering a serious stroke in 2012 he was told he would never fully recover from. All proceeds from the tour are being donated to the Stroke Association.

Robin, who represents Skegness South on Lincolnshire County Council, had previously met the comedian during spell working a summer season at the Embassy several years ago.

He said: “Duncan is one of the last great British entertainers and famous for his unique ‘camp’ style humour. He has given Skegness and its people so much happiness throughout his career. He enjoyed being back in Skegness recently, which was his first tour date for three years.

“Hearing him perform the song ‘Hero’ as he finished the show certainly brought a tear to everyone’s eye,” added Robin.

“He is a true inspiration to so many, and on behalf of the people of Skegness I wish him all the best for the future.”