Must The Show Go On?
When Les Dennis was publicly humiliated as the newspapers revealed to him and the rest of the world that his much younger wife Amanda Holden was having an affair with Neil Morrissey, he found it hard to cope. So when he was shown in the Celebrity Big Brother house talking to the chickens, the press began to fear for his sanity. His little joke to alleviate the boredom was spun against him. But then he appeared on Extras, courageously parodying the perception of him as a lost soul of celebritydom, and his career once again took off. Les Dennis shows in this powerful and raw memoir just what life in the media spotlight is really like. One of the most honest and self-critical autobiographies you could hope to read, it highlights how the lure of the bright lights drew him in, as he aimed to become the next Jimmy Tarbuck. He shows the difficulties that can come to those who seek fame, not least when he had to go on stage just after Tommy Cooper had died. He reveals the heartache of trying to repair a marriage when every action appears the next day in the papers.He shows how he has fought through all of this and emerged as one of the most versatile personalities of our time, still able to laugh at himself and make others laugh with him.
- 137 x 141 x 14mm
- 03 Apr 2010
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Les Dennis
Les Dennis has been one of Britain's most popular entertainers over the last 30 years, making his TV breakthrough on Russ Abbot's Madhouse, before having a hugely successful run as the host of The Laughter Show and Family Fortunes. More recently he has been appearing in more serious dramas, and he made an unforgettable appearance in Extras with Ricky Gervais. Les Dennis has been one of Britain's most popular entertainers over the last 30 years, making his TV debut on Russ Abbot's Madhouse, before having a hugely successful run as the host of The Laughter Show. More recently he has been appearing in more serious dramas, and he made an unforgettable appearance in Extras with Ricky Gervais.