Duncan Norvelle has a stroke.

That’s not a double entendre, he’s in hospital recovering from an actual stroke.
The strangest thing – I found the Chortle web page with the news open on my phone with no memory of clicking on anything or any knowledge of the story in the first place. Bizarre.*
However, my blog stats this morning would alert me to something being amiss. Over 600 hits across the weekend for the 2 or 3 Duncan Norvelle-related articles on here.
As I’ve mentioned before, you can see which search terms bring people to Parking in Stevenage. Duncan Norvelle is the single biggest puller here and there are plenty of variations on a theme. What’s striking is that among all the ‘married/gay’ search strings, not one person has searched for ‘is Duncan Norvelle OK?’ or ‘how is Duncan Norvelle?’. That’s a bit sad.

Back in ’93. The only excuse for that polo – and very feeble at that.

So I shall ask. How’s he doing? Well according to his agent Tony Jo, Duncan has been in hospital since April but expects to come out (of hospital!) in 2 or 3 weeks. And another 80’s variety trouper Stu Francis will be filling in for Duncan’s appearances while he’s recovering.
Now you’ve had your Norvelle fix, feel free to look around the blog. You’ll find exciting news about car parks close to Stevenage railway station. Though if you have a heart condition, perhaps you’d better give it a miss.

This has also afforded me to glean some more vital statistics on the great man, thanks to the news coverage – and this specifically from the Blackpool Gazette: “He has three children, Sophie (with ex-wife Trudi Dean), Yasmin (with former girlfriend Tina Hall) and Jack (with ex-wife Jane Lindsay). ”

*Just figured it out – a link from a mate’s tweet, clicked on and forgotten. And relax.

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  1. Jean Kearon

     /  August 28, 2012

    Hi Duncan. So sorry to hear of your stroke, i met you at Butlin’s at Bognor Regis some years ago, you allowed me to come backstage to meet you. you are a great person and i will never forget you.
    you also said once that i could come backstage at Lakeside Country see you but the staff would not allow me through, i was gutted as was so looking forward to speaking with you again. I will never forget one of the best entertainers this world has, get well soon my friend.
    It’s a shame you had to cancel Blackpool as that is where i now live

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    • pottaz

       /  August 28, 2012

      I must be honest with you; I’m not Duncan Norvelle, though I wish him well as much as you do. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. LINDY LOO

     /  January 7, 2013

    ANYBODY KNOW HOW DUNCAN NORVELLE IS DOING NOW OR WHEREABOUTS HE IS?

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