Keith Harris Resigns After ITV Digital Fiasco

Report By Peter Pempslider

I wish I could fly !!!!

The entertainment industry was in shock with the surprise announcement that TV superstar Keith Harris has resigned following the collapse of ITV Digital.

Orville, his partner of 36 years, is said to be devastated at the news and now has to face the possibility of spending his remaining days in a retirement home for unwanted puppets.

A top TV insider said, "It's so sad, I feel sorry for that poor duck. Whatever is to become of him? All he ever wanted was to have a warm hand shoved up his backside until the day he died."

Harris, 72, has yet to comment on the situation and is believed to have jetted off on holiday to the Shetland Islands without a care for his former show business pal.

Meanwhile friend and colleague, Cuddles, only had one suggestion to make   >>>

I 'ate that Duck !

If anyone would like to save Orville and give him a good home please feel free to contact Mr Harris' agent at the address below:

Henderson Management 
51 Promenade North, Cleveleys, Blackpool, Lancashire. FY5 1LN

And don't forget to mark your envelope: "Keith Harris doesn't love me anymore"


Keith and Orville's Interesting Facts

Orville's Song, "I wish I could fly", hit the charts in December 1982 - it got to No. 4, beaten to the No.1 spot by Renee and Renato with "Save Your Love". 

Keith and his duck had two other minor hits: Come To My Party in December 1983 (No. 44) and White Christmas in 1985 (No.40). 

Keith financed the first recording of Orville's Song himself, he says, "I did it at Abbey Road. I thought, if it's good enough for the Beatles, it's good enough for Orville'. 

At the height of his success with The Keith Harris Show, BBC, 1982-1990, Keith was asked to perform at Prince William's 3rd birthday party at Kensington Palace. 

Orville lives in a big bag in Keith Harris's garage. 

Keith Harris is actually 54 and lives in the small village of Poulton-Le-Fylde just outside Blackpool. 

Keith drives a white Mercedes with the registration number ORV 1L. 

Orville is insured for 100,000. 

Keith and his duck have been in 37 pantomimes. 

The 'duck' is 36, and still wears a nappy. 

Orville lives in fear of Cuddles the Monkey who is also a puppet. Cuddles is famous for saying "I hate that duck". 

Keith's current live 'adult' show attracts over 2000 students a time. "I get more admiration than when I was on top, they won't let me off the stage." Says Keith. "I'm a CULT now."

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