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26 Oct

"I couldn't believe it was a success," he laughs, remembering the way Laughter Lines, his first collection of comic verse, shot to the top of the poetry best-sellers list at Christmas 2014.

"Adam (his 11-year-old son) came home from school one day with a poem about a glow worm and it made me laugh so much, I thought I’d give it a try. I can't even remember what happened, but I ended up gazing up.

Yet, despite a celebrated TV career, which includes The Des O’Connor Show, Countdown and Today with Des and Mel, a call never came from film executives to get him in a movie.

“As you can imagine over the years people have asked what is there left for me to try my hand at,” Des told The Gazette.

Desmond Bernard "Des" O'Connor, CBE (born 12 January 1932) is an English comedian and singer.

A former chat show host, he was the presenter of the long-running Channel 4 gameshow Countdown for two years.

A foray into poetry is the latest string to a varied showbiz bow which has seen him clock up over 45 years starring in his own mainstream TV show - longer than anyone anywhere in the world - and record 36 albums.

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For a man who has spent almost 60-years singing, dancing and talking, his infectious zeal for life remains abundantly clear.

But when you’ve sold 10 million records, conquered America and performed the most number of Royal Palladium shows by a solo entertainer, it’s unsurprising Des is a happy man.