I Remember: Tom O’Connor

One of Merseyside’s best loved comedians shared a joke or two with listeners of Radio Clatterbridge.

Tom O’Connor spoke to presenter Steve Lord minutes before going on stage at a performance in Wirral.

The comedian became a household name in the 1970s and 1980s hosting TV programmes like Name That Tune, Crosswits and, of course, The Tom O’Connor Show.

The 74 year old, who has just recovered from bowel cancer, was performing his latest stand-up routine at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight.

“Tom was a very nice guy and his wife Pat made me a cuppa! He did two 50-minute slots of continuous gags. He’s still got it!” – Steve Lord, presenter

Back stage as Tom delivers the gags

Tom told Steve all about his early days on stage and screen and how he began his career as an English and Maths teacher.

He also spoke about his recent winning appearance on Celebrity Come Dine With Me.

“Pat said do Scouse. You know Scouse. We did really well. We got 29 points out of 30. much to the chagrin of Darren Day!” Tom O’Connor, comedian

Tom revealed how he has started work on his autobiography, I Remember, the latest in a line of eight books he has written.

He is also working on a new peak-time BBC TV show called Act Your Age with Roy Walker, John Bishop, Lee Evans and two young unknown comics.