It seems strange to me in 2020, that there are probably kids out there who do not know this great man who we just lost, so now I’m that older guy telling you about something you missed. When I was a kid Des was one of those great faces who whenever they appeared on TV, you would look up and smile and feel the glow coming off the man straight out of the TV. He’d be a host on a show and you would know that he would not try to outshine his guests, or he would be the guest and just join in the fun that the hosts are doing. It is a rare talent, when most are just trying to shine the spotlight on themselves, but it made him totally likeable, whether it was stooging for Morecambe And Wise or interviewing Rik Mayall, he was an absolute joy and is a great loss for the comedy world.

Godspeed, Des.