Following on from a trend set by other councils across the country, Southampton City Council have commissioned a statue of two of the city's favourite sons, Benny Hill and Richard O'Sullivan out of Man About The House and Robin's Nest. The statue will stand in Above Bar in the city centre.
We were curious as to why the council have elected to depict the two showbiz legends together, when there is little evidence to support the fact that they even knew each other.
Councillor Moyles Giles told us:
"It's a budget thing. Two for the price of one and that. As Southampton only has two famous sons we struck a deal with the sculptor. It will be made of proper bronze though, and will show Benny Hill in his hilarious Fred Scuttle persona."
Benny Hill was famous for his lowbrow brand of slapstick humour, leggy dolly birds and speeded up film sequences which usually involved leggy young girls having their skirts and tops accidentally torn off, usually resulting in a manic speeded up chase sequence.
Richard O'Sullivan has been largely forgotten because he was crap and not funny. Kind of like Southampton really.
More as we get it.