I never loved a TV show more than I did Morecambe and Wise. What a thrill to meet Eric, even if it was only his statue on Morecambe seafront! It catches him in a pose from the dance he and Ernie did at the end each programme. We had a fish and chip dinner and the sun set over Morecambe bay.
The larger-than-life statue of Morecambe, created by sculptor Graham Ibbeson, was installed at Morecambe in July 1999 and is surrounded by inscriptions of many of his favourite catchphrases and an exhaustive list of guest stars who appeared on the show.