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    Isn't he from Liverpool?


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    Anyway, I love him, he is a lovely man. I even met him a couple of years ago in a rock club in town.

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    Without a doubt the best host of "Family Fortunes"- anyone remember the names of the no mark who followed? Thought not!

    Bob Monkhouse was ok, but Max Bygraves????

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    What does he actually do now apart from his echo column?

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    He was in an episode of Extras which was absolutely hilarious. How Ricky Gervais got away with it, I'll never know! It basically took the p!ss right out of his real life!!

    Genius!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    He was in an episode of Extras which was absolutely hilarious. How Ricky Gervais got away with it, I'll never know! It basically took the p!ss right out of his real life!!

    Genius!
    It was. There was much talk about that episode with the recent public split with Amanda Hold'em. Loosly 'based' or somthing, yes ok les Best thing that has happened to him.

    The Ross Kemp one was well funny too. Vinnie Jones
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    Les Dennis (born Leslie Dennis Heseltine on October 12, 1953 in Liverpool).

    As a comedian Dennis has appeared on numerous light-entertainment shows and worked originally as a stooge to Russ Abbott before forming a successful comedy partnership with fellow impressionist, the late Dustin Gee. Following Gee's death in 1986, he is probably best known as the host of Family Fortunes from 1987 to 2002. He has also acted in soap operas Brookside, Casualty and Crossroads. Dennis appeared in the second series of the UK Celebrity Big Brother during the period that his marriage to Amanda Holden was collapsing. He was visibly fragile, and in January 2006 he was one of only two former participants to refuse to allow archive footage of his time in the house to be used in a retrospective documentary about the first three series.

    On August 11, 2005 Dennis appeared as a guest star in the BBC-series Extras starring Ricky Gervais. In this appearance, Dennis played himself and made several jokes about his career, or the lack thereof. He received praise from reviewers for being so honest and open about his career (and being willing to be the punchline of jokes about his apparent lack of success), and is even rumoured to have rejected the original script, claiming that it was too tame. In September and October 2005 he appeared in Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon, in which he appeared at the winners' homes to present the prizes they had won.

    In 2006, Les presented and perfomed in the BBC's The Sound of Musicals.

    It has recently been announced that Les will star in a new comedy play called "Marlon Brando's Corset", which tours the UK from July, including a four week run at the Edinburgh Fringe - which incredibly marks Les's first appearance at the Fringe, despite an impressive career on the stage.

    Les has always supported his local community groups: Click here
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