Paul Chuckle’s war with removal firm using his and late brother Barry’s names
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Paul Chuckle was left fuming after he learned that a removal company had been using his and late brother Barry's names and images as part of their brand.
The 73-year-old entertainer, who formed one-half of the famous Chuckle Brothers, took to social media to express his frustration alongside a picture of a removal van that featured their images.
In his post, Paul labelled the branding 'unbelievable' and 'disgusting' as he pointed out to fans that it was not a company that he was associated with.
“Unbelievable… disgusting. This should not be allowed when will it stop!! This is obviously nothing to do with us, using our name and faces,” Paul penned on Twitter.
It appears that Paul's post left his fans divided, with some suggesting that he should take it as a compliment while others suggested there might be copyright concerns.
Paul Chuckle was not impressed with the removal van
Paul Chuckle was not impressed when he discovered a removal company had used his name
(Image: COPYRIGHT UNKNOWN)
However, the comedian did not stop there and later went on to repost some comments from his fans as well as raising even more concerns about the removal van.
"They are misleading people for their own gain," he wrote in one Twitter post.
In another, he added: "No its not a compliment its misleading people."
The removals company also maintained that they did nothing wrong when later approached for comment. According to The Daily Star, who briefly spoke to the removals company, the new removals company claimed they didn't directly copy his name.
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“I set up the business about three-and-a-half weeks ago," the company's owner said.
“I put my van into the shop and they designed it for me when I asked for a logo for a removals firm.
They added: “I haven’t exactly copied his name – his name’s Paul Chuckle and I’ve called it the Chuckle Bro’s. It’s not just me.”
Devastated fans have expressed their wishes the Chuckle Brothers were still on TV to entertain children, especially during the coronavirus pandemic
Paul's frustration about the removals company came less the one month after it was reported that the television star had launched a crowdfunded for a Chucklevision reboot.
Almost three years after Paul's brother Barry passed away, the comedian revealed plans to create a cartoon version of his former show and was asking for financial support to back the project.
In May, it was revealed that Paul promised anyone who donates £2,500 would be rewarded with a character named after them in the animation and will be given the opportunity to voice the character.
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The Crowdfunding page explains: "The infectious hilarity of The Chuckles will live again in this series of brand new adventures but – almost certainly – with the same crazy results.
"Paul Chuckle is masterminding – if that’s what you can call it – the return of the Chuckles back to our screens in "ChucklesWorld" but you too can be a part of it."
Unfortunately, it appears that only 23 people threw money behind the project and under £4,000 was raised toward the show.
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