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News: Bob Mortimer – "I would most likely have gone down in Southampton"

Bob Mortimer has talked about how close he was to having a heart attack onstage in 2015.

In an interview with The Big Issue to promote his new series Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing he said it was discovered that 95% of his arteries were blocked. He had to have a triple heart bypass and postpone the first leg of his 25th anniversary tour with Vic Reeves.

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TV: Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, BBC2

Let's be honest about this. If Gone Fishing did not feature comedy titans Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse it would probably not be going out on BBC2 on a Wednesday evening. In fact if it was made at all without them it would be lucky to get an airing on  – insert obscure digital channel name here – in the afternoon. The languid pace, the beautiful scenery, two elderly men discussing their heart operations. This is afternoon telly catnip. Not so much The Fast Show as The Extremely Slow Show.

TV: Vic & Bob's Big Night Out, BBC2

First of all it is brilliant to see Vic and Bob back doing what they do best. Being complete and utter tits with a reimagining of the show where it all started, Big Night Out. This BBC version is said to be the show they wanted to make for C4 all those years ago. The trouble is that if they had made this show back then I'm not sure if I'd have been as seduced by them as I was.

News: Are You Feline Generous? Bob Mortimer Auctions Cat Print For Charity

Comedian Bob Mortimer has teamed up with Cats Protection to auction a one-off signed print to help the charity raise much-needed funds.
 
The A1 sized artwork will be sold on eBay, with the three-day auction kicking off at midday on Friday 24 November.
 

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News: Vic Reeves Joins Celebrity Masterchef Line-Up

Jim Moir, alias comedian Vic Reeves, is to take part in the next series of BBC1's Celebrity MasterChef. 

Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace will be returning to judge twenty celebrity contestants, comparing their culinary skills in their hunt to single out one champion.

The full list of contestants is:

News: Vic And Bobs Big Night Out – New Series?

Could the BBC's rebooted Big Night Out be more than just one reunion episode?

Beyond The Joke has heard that when the show was filmed last night at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden it was referred to as a "pilot" rather than a "one-off reunion". There has been speculation that if it all works out a series could follow.

News: Contestants Announced For Taskmaster Series 5

The five contestants have been announced for the fifth series of Taskmaster.

They are Nish Kumar, Sally Phillips, Bob Mortimer, Aisling Bea and Mark Watson. 

Meanwhile Noel Fielding has been crowned champion of Taskmaster Series 4, due in part to thwacking a Babybel a remarkable distance with a snooker cue.

The fifth series will air later this year on Dave, overseen as ever by Greg Davies and Alex Horne.

News: Vic & Bob's Big Night Out Comes Back To TV

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's Big Night Out is to return for a one-off half-hour special.

The show originally aired on Channel 4. This time it will go out on BBC2. It was originally called Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out and will now be called Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out.

News: Vic & Bob Working On New TV Show

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are still working on their new sketch show, as reported by Beyond The Joke last year. "We are ready to go," says Mortimer, "but nobody wants to film it." 

The duo were talking to Dermot O'Leary on last night's Nightly Show in the run-up to Red Nose Day when they will be reviving their Geordie chat show hosts The Stotts for one night only.

Live Review: 25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer: The Poignant Moments, Birmingham Barclaycard Arena

Reviewed by Matt Cartmell

This triumphant tour, punctuated by Bob's triple heart bypass surgery, celebrates 25 years of their television career - which commenced with the groundbreaking insanity of Vic Reeves Big Night Out.

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