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Super, smashing great - Jim Bowen set for comeback after beating the odds

FORMER Bullseye host Jim Bowen is planning to make his comeback on stage after battling back to health after suffering two strokes.

Jim, 74, a former pupil at Accrington Grammar School, was left paralysed down the left side of his body last February.

But after intense physio and speech therapy, the former Radio Lancashire presenter is ready to take to the stage once again.

Jim, who was a teacher at Hyndburn Park school in Accrington for 10 years, said he would ‘test the water’ with village hall events.

He said: “I am not ready to call it a day just yet. You’ve got to keep active, keep your mind ticking over and I love what I do. It feels right.

"We thought best not to do big theatres, not to take on that sort of pressure yet.

“I’ll be doing afternoon performances at village halls, to keep things low key. Charity events and ‘an audience with’ style shows. We’re taking it slow, but if it goes well, I’d like to do some shows in Blackburn.”

In the summer he will perform at the Floral Hall, in New Brighton, with father and son Stan and Paul Boardman in 'The Comedians' stage show along with Jonnie Hamp and other famous names.

Jim will also perform at a charity event in Melling on Friday April 27 at 8pm. For tickets call 015242 22222. He will also perform at Grimsargh Village Hall on May 4 at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £5 on the door.

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8:38pm Sun 15 Apr 12

A Darener says...

Super, smashing, great! Welcome back.
Super, smashing, great! Welcome back. A Darener
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8:58pm Sun 15 Apr 12

icannotrace says...

At £5 a ticket must be the best value around but not sure if this is for Melling or Grimsargh. Reporter needs to read what they write
At £5 a ticket must be the best value around but not sure if this is for Melling or Grimsargh. Reporter needs to read what they write icannotrace
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1:38am Mon 16 Apr 12

Reality50 says...

Legend!
Legend! Reality50
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12:53pm Mon 16 Apr 12

SteOBrien says...

icannotrace wrote:
At £5 a ticket must be the best value around but not sure if this is for Melling or Grimsargh. Reporter needs to read what they write
What's so hard to understand, for Melling ring the number provided, for Grimsargh it's £5 ont door. He's put a msg on his website too:
"Hello folks,
Just a few lines to keep you all up to date.
Progress is slow and steady as we return to near normal. April 27 is a step forward as I embark on a charity show in the village hall in Melling. My best pal Bernard Wrigley is also on the Show with veteran producer Joe Wilson taking charge. 8 pm is the start time so if you are free ring 015242 22222 for tickets,or email me.
May 4th I am doing a matinee for Grimsargh village at 2.30pm in the shape of 'an audience with' so I hope that goes well.
June 1st I go to the Floral Hall in New Brighton to join Paul Boardman in 'The Comedians' stage show when no doubt father Stan will be present along with Jonnie Hamp and other members of that band of brothers. .
Thanks for all your messages of goodwill. and I hope to see you all soon!
J.B"
[quote][p][bold]icannotrace[/bold] wrote: At £5 a ticket must be the best value around but not sure if this is for Melling or Grimsargh. Reporter needs to read what they write[/p][/quote]What's so hard to understand, for Melling ring the number provided, for Grimsargh it's £5 ont door. He's put a msg on his website too: "Hello folks, Just a few lines to keep you all up to date. Progress is slow and steady as we return to near normal. April 27 is a step forward as I embark on a charity show in the village hall in Melling. My best pal Bernard Wrigley is also on the Show with veteran producer Joe Wilson taking charge. 8 pm is the start time so if you are free ring 015242 22222 for tickets,or email me. May 4th I am doing a matinee for Grimsargh village at 2.30pm in the shape of 'an audience with' so I hope that goes well. June 1st I go to the Floral Hall in New Brighton to join Paul Boardman in 'The Comedians' stage show when no doubt father Stan will be present along with Jonnie Hamp and other members of that band of brothers. . Thanks for all your messages of goodwill. and I hope to see you all soon! J.B" SteOBrien
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12:52pm Wed 18 Apr 12

Caspar the ghost says...

good lad Jim.

Keep yer chin up!
good lad Jim. Keep yer chin up! Caspar the ghost
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