In The Hotseat - The Chuckle Brothers

The Chuckle Brothers
The Chuckle Brothers

Children’s favourites The Chuckle Brothers, who have made the catchphrase To me, to you, To me, to you, their trademark, took a moment to sit in this week’s In The Hotseat to chat to reporter Jessica Nightingale.

Barry and Paul Elliot, made their mark in the world of showbusiness when BBC launched their show Chucklevision in 1987.

The show still continues to capture audiences of any age to this day, with the brothers’ natural charm and wit.

The brothers were born in Rotherham and started in showbusiness from a very early age and spent many of their school summer holidays in Whitby and along the North East coast with their parents.

1 What are your first memories of Whitby?

Our parents would take us to Whitby and Scarborough for the school summer holidays.

Both Barry and I can’t understand it but it always seemed hot even when it rained.

Happy days they were though.

2 What makes Whitby special to you?

Memories of happy times.

3 Life’s highlight?

A good football game with friends (Paul).

Working in my garden (Barry).

4 Biggest regret?

Paul – not buying a house when I was younger as I left it until later in life.

Barry – not taking out a pension when I was a young man although now they seem to be worth nothing so it worked out okay in the end.

5 What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Paul – a full Yorkshire breakfast.

Barry – two poached eggs on white toast and a lovely cup of Yorkshire tea.

Poached eggs on toast.

6 What is your favourite eating place?

We travel so much it’s hard to say as it changes every time we have a great meal in a restaurant.

7 What is your favourite pub?

Don’t do regular pubs again owing to touring and filming.

8 Where are the best fish and chips?

Oh! This is a no brainer – Yorkshire.

9 What is your worst habit?

Barry – Paul!

Paul – Barry!

10.Where was your last holiday?

Paul – on a little island in Greece.

Barry – Spain.

11 When was the last time you cried?

Paul – when the wife dropped an iron on my foot.

Plus she couldn’t control herself for laughing.

Barry – sad films always get me.

I remember watching Watership Down and driving past a butchers and reading the sign in the window.

It read Watership Down you’ve seen the film, read the book.

Now come in and eat the cast.

12 What would be your ideal day in Whitby?

A lovely plate of fish and chips, white bread and butter and a mug of Yorkshire Tea.

13 What was your first job?


It’s all we have done from school boys.

14 What is your favourite film?

Paul – As Good as It Gets.

Barry – yes, I agree and The Planet of The Apes films.

15 What is your favourite book?

We don’t really read books, we both love comics.

We especially like the old ones like The Eagle and The Beano.

16 If you won the Lottery, what would you do with it?

Make a family 3D film.

17 Dracula or Captain Cook?

Barry – Captain Birds Eye.

Paul – Captain Jack Sparrow.

18 What is your signature dish?

Paul – a Sunday roast.

Barry – steak and chips.

19 Favourite drink?

Barry – Vimto.

Paul – Cola.

20 What would be your epitaph?

Paul – To Me, To You.

Barry – Hellllloooooo!