Chuckle Brothers star Jimmy Patton, 85, marries 26-year-old fan in Southport

    Children's television star  Jimmy Patton has tied the knot with a fan he met on Facebook 

    The 85-year-old was a regular on Chucklevision alongside his younger brothers Barry and Paul Elliott.

    He's tied the knot with Amy Phillips, 26, after popping the question in 2015.

    Jimmy and his bride said 'I do' at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre last weekend and are off to Gran Canaria for a romance-filled honeymoon.

    Chuckle Brother star Jimmy Patton to marry fan 59 years his junior

    They met on Facebook (Photo: Facebook)

    Traditional Jimmy asked Amy's father's permission before he popped the question.

    Describing the proposal in the couple's living room in South Yorkshire, he said: "It was emotional. Thankfully she said yes."

    The couple's Facebook profiles are full of romantic pictures from days out.

    Chuckle Brother star Jimmy Patton to marry fan 59 years his junior

    He appeared on Chucklevision with his brothers (Photo: Facebook)

    Amy wrote following a trip to Southport: "Another lovely day in Southport with my sweetheart.

    "We hired a motor boat and my darling steered us around the Marine Lake, it was very relaxing and romantic."

    Jimmy and younger brother Brian appeared on Chucklevision from 1990-2009 where his catchphrase was: "Remember - no slacking."

    He also appeared on Seaside Special, The Good Old Days, and David Nixon's Comedy Bandbox.