Following the news of Bernard Cribbins’ passing, Phillip Schofield shared his own tribute. The children’s television personality passed away on Thursday morning (July 28) at the age of 93, it was revealed.
The seasoned performer, originally from Oldham, appeared in The Railway Children in 1970, Doctor Who, and the Carry On movies.
Gavin Barker Associates released the following statement: “Loved actor Bernard Cribbins OBE has passed away at the age of 93.
His career lasted seven decades and included a wide range of projects, including The Railway Children and the Carry On series of movies, Right Said Fred, a popular song from the 1960s, an infamous appearance on Fawlty Towers, and narrating The Wombles.
“He continued to work far into his nineties, most recently making appearances on Doctor Who and the CBeebies program Old Jack’s Boat.
Last year, Gill, his wife of 66 years, passed away. There is no denying Bernard’s contribution to British entertainment.
All who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him will profoundly miss him since he was exceptional and typified the finest of his generation.”
Many people have been paying tribute to the actor, including the Doctor Who staff, who have noted Bernard Cribbins’ “lasting legacy.” From 2007 through 2010, Cribbins played Wilfred Mott in the science fiction program.
“We are deeply saddened to learn about Bernard Cribbins’ passing,” they tweeted.
Wilfred Mott, the Doctor’s friend and Donna’s grandfather, is perhaps best known to Doctor Who fans as Bernard left behind a substantial cinematic and television career.”
Matt Lucas, a comedian and actor, called Bernard Cribbins a “brilliantly talented man.” With a photo of the two of them, he wrote on Twitter, “Thank you Bernard Cribbins for amusing us all.
A charming, humorous, and incredibly gifted man.” Elaine Paige, a performer in musical theater, joined others in paying respect to Cribbins by writing on Twitter that she was “so very sad” to hear about the passing of her “dear pal.”
We met on Anything Goes and maintained our ‘Friendship’ for over 33 years, she said. a unique individual with various talents.
He was sincere, funny, and usually had a smile on his face. Someone who is a good man. He will be sorely missed by me. RIP.”
Phillip, the host of This Morning, has also provided his own statement. He shared an old photo of them on his Instagram Story. The television personality was missing his distinctive silver hair, and they appeared to be outside while wearing headphones.
The 60-year-old wrote, “I’m so heartbroken that my beautiful and painfully witty buddy Bernard Cribbins has passed away. The only person I know of with whom my dad was impressed, he said. Goodbye, Cribbins.
Fans of the ITV serial opera Coronation Street might also remember when the actor made his appearance. “Bernard Cribbins in #Corrie,” coupled with a 90-second clip of the moment where he appeared alongside Tracy Barlow’s mother Diedre, played by the late Anne Kirkbride, Archie Shuttleworth, played by the late Roy Hudd, and Kate Ford, was tweeted by @ChrisAnstey74.
@FreshcoSurvival tweeted in response to the video: “Brilliant, just released the film where Wally asks Tracy over…so funny.”
As Wally Bannister, an elderly Romeo who falls for Blanche Hunt, the street’s resident nagger, when she is on the rebound from undertaker Archie, Cribbins joined Corrie in 2003 at the age of 73. He had already met Ken and Deirdre at 1 Coronation Street when she returned him there.
He soon met Tracy, though, and Wally was very obvious about how much he liked her. Soon after, the two began their “dating” in secret, with Tracy taking advantage of the champagne lifestyle Wally’s wealth had provided for her.
Tracy was taken to Wally’s house where she changed into a skimpy swimsuit and used the pool. They were quickly apprehended by Archie and Deidre, though, and the latter struggled with her daughter before they both fell into the pool.