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Celebrity MasterChef 2022: What Is Paul Chuckle’s Real Name and When Was ChuckleVision on TV?



Paul Chuckle is one of 5 famous faces who’ll be heading into the MasterChef kitchen as the 2022 celebrity series kicks off tonight

Last year’s series saw Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox crowned the winner, and now another star is hoping to follow in her footsteps.

Gregg Wallace, 57, and John Torode, 56, will be back to judge once again and guide a crop of very nervous celebrity cooks through the hit series

Tonight, the first five celebrities taking on the challenge in the first heat of four, which sees Paul feature alongside Love Island’s Faye Winter, famous Italian lawyer Nancy Dell O’lio, McFly’s Danny Jones and comedian Kae Kurd.

But will beloved children’s TV star Paul be able to face the heat of the kitchen, and make it through to the next round? 

Here’s everything you need to know about Chucklevision’s very own, Paul Chuckle, ahead of his first appearance in the famous kitchen.

Paul (centre) features alongside Danny Jones, Nancy Dell O’lio, Faye Winter and Kae Kurd (L-R) (Picture: BBC/Shine TV)

What is Paul Chuckle’s real name?

While Paul has been a fixture on our screens for decades, some fans may be surprised to know his real surname is not actually Chuckle. 

Paul was part of the Chuckle Brothers duo with his late brother Barry Chuckle until he died in 2018, aged 73.

Could Paul be the next Celebrity MasterChef champion? (Picture: BBC/Shine TV)

But the pair’s real surname is actually Elliott.

Their two older brothers, Jimmy and Brian, who were known professionally as the Patton Brothers until Jimmy’s death in 2019, also shared the surname Elliott.

The duo appeared in ChuckleVision, Jimmy as the nameless character known colloquially as ‘No Slacking’, and Brian as another unnamed character known as ‘Getoutofit’

When was ChuckleVision on TV?

The pair one a Lifetime Achievement award at the Children’s Baftas in 2008 (Picture: Getty)

The launch of their iconic children’s show, ChuckleVision, came in 1987 and was a huge hit on BBC. 

It ran for 21 series over a period of 22 years, giving them a Special Award for Lifetime Achievement at the British Academy Children’s Awards in 2008.

The final series of the programme was aired in December 2009.

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Away from ChuckleVision, the pair won the first series of Celebrity Coach Trip in 2010, and even collaborated with Tinchy Stryder to release a charity single, To Me, To You (Bruv), to raise funds for the African-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust in 2014.

They also became known for making various club and student events at venues around the country between 2014 and 2018. 

Paul has continued to do this ever since, to raise money for charity.

When did Barry Chuckle die?

Paul’s brother Barry (R) died in 2018 after being diagnosed with bone cancer (Picture: Channel 5)

Barry died on August 5, 2018, after a period of ill health.

Upon Barry’s death, Paul said: ‘I’ve not just lost my brother, I’ve lost my theatrical partner of many, many years and my very best friend.’

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He later revealed that his brother had been diagnosed with bone cancer, but had kept it secret from his manager, fans and Paul himself as he had wanted to perform for as long as possible.

The late star got quite the send-off for his funeral, which was held at Rotherham United’s New York Stadium, of which the pair were both life-long fans and were made Honorary Life Presidents, in 2007.

MasterChef begins tonight at 8pm on BBC One.

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Paul Mescal Receives Apology From BBC After Broadcaster Makes Rather Awkward Blunder



Irish actor Paul Mescal has been called British…again (Picture: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

His tweet clarifying his nationality may have been the most liked post in Ireland three years ago, but the BBC has had to apologise after getting a crucial fact about Oscar nominee Paul Mescal wrong.

Earlier this week the Irish actor was announced as one of the nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

The 26-year-old, who is from Maynooth, was given the nod for his leading role in indie flick Aftersun in the Actor in a Leading Role category.

In March, Paul will be going up against Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Bill Nighy (Living) and fellow Irishman Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) in the prestigious category.

But when covering the nominations, the national broadcaster made a rather awkward error.

In text appearing on screen, the BBC reported: ‘2023 Oscar nominations: British actors Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy are nominated for leading role.’

The BBC has apologised for this mistake (Picture: eyeswideshut/ Twitter)

It has now apologised for the mistake, issuing a statement that read: ‘In text running across the screen we reported that Paul Mescal was one of two British actors who had been nominated for an Oscar for a leading role.’

‘The text should have said that Paul Mescal is Irish. We apologise for the mistake.’

When the mistake was made, plenty of people pointed it out and reminded the media outlet that Paul is very much Irish.

‘BBC news seems to not know Paul Mescal is IRISH,’ one person wrote.

Another added: ‘The BBC should know that Paul Mescal isn’t British.’

Plenty of people called out the BBC oversight (Picture: Twitter)

This person pointed out that Paul is very much Irish (Picture: Twitter)

Paul was one of several Irish Oscar nominees (Picture: Twitter)

It wasn’t the first time this has happened though.

Back in 2020, when Paul picked up an Emmy nomination for his breakthrough role in Normal People, outlets including The Guardian called him British.

It lead the actor to tweet ‘I’m Irish’, which ended up becoming the most-liked post in his home country that year.

Paul picked up an Oscar nomination for his starring role in Aftersun (Picture: A24 via AP)

The message quickly racked up over 130,000 likes as well as over 12,000 retweets and over 1,600 replies.

His Oscar nomination helped break a record for Ireland too, with the country securing 14 nominations in the upcoming awards ceremony.

Other actors to get nods included Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon.

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When his nomination was announced Paul said it was ‘truly a special moment for everyone involved in Aftersun’.

‘To be recognised by the Academy is such an insane honour and I’m so utterly grateful.’

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How Many Legs Are in the Carabao Cup Semi-finals? All the Rules Explained



Only four teams remain in the competition (Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Carabao Cup semi-finals continue tonight with Nottingham Forest welcoming Manchester United at the City Ground.

The winner of the tie will face either Newcastle United or Southampton in the final at Wembley on February 26.

With the regulations changing from one competition to another, here is your full lowdown of the rules in play across the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup 2023.

Are the Carabao Cup semi-finals played over two legs?

Yes, the Carabao Cup semi-finals will take place over two legs.

Newcastle beat Southampton 1-0 in the first leg of the first semi-final on Tuesday night, with the return leg scheduled for Tuesday, January 31 at 8pm.

Southampton and Newcastle played out an entertaining first leg (Picture: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Manchester United will host Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm.

VAR is in use for the first time in the Carabao Cup this season, having not featured in earlier rounds to ensure fairness across every tie.

Will extra-time and penalties be used in the Carabao Cup semi-finals?

If the score is level after the end of both legs then extra-time, and if required penalties, will be used to determine the winner.

This is the first time this season that matches finishing level in the Carabao Cup will head to extra-time, with ties previously proceeding straight to penalties in the event of a draw after 90 minutes.

The away goals rule will also not be in use for the two semi-finals.

The English Football League scrapped the rule ahead of the 2018/19, which up until that point only came into effect following the conclusion of extra-time.

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How many substitutes are allowed in the Carabao Cup?

Managers will be able to use up to five substitutes across three windows during the game (half-time not included).

An extra substitution is permitted in extra-time, whilst both teams can also use two concussion substitutes if required.

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