Chuckle brothers surprised at DLT Crawley pantomime

The Argus: Chuckle brothers surprised at DLT Crawley pantomime Chuckle brothers surprised at DLT Crawley pantomime

A children's entertainer has told a court it was "a complete surprise" to hear claims veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis indecently assaulted a stage hand at a pantomime they were starring in.

Paul Elliott, one half of the Chuckle Brothers, starred alongside Travis in a production of Aladdin in the early 1990s in Crawley, a crown court heard.

Travis, who was playing "evil uncle" Abanazar in the show, is accused of indecently assaulting a female crew member in his theatre dressing room during the panto's run.

The woman, who was 21 at the time of the alleged incident, has previously told the court her ordeal ended when they were interrupted by one of the Chuckle Brothers walking past in the corridor.

Mr Elliott said Travis was "very professional" during the panto.

The comedian added he did not recall any particular incident when a female stage hand had left Travis's dressing room.

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7:35pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Cave Johnson says...

What a very misleading headline. In actual fact the story is that the Chuckle Brothers were NOT surprised at the pantomime.They are surprised at the allegations. No wonder you have such a poor reputation.
What a very misleading headline. In actual fact the story is that the Chuckle Brothers were NOT surprised at the pantomime.They are surprised at the allegations. No wonder you have such a poor reputation. Cave Johnson

10:25am Tue 4 Feb 14

Andy R says...

Err.....it's an ongoing trial Argus....
Err.....it's an ongoing trial Argus.... Andy R

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