Jimmy won't fix it

Carr's NOT the next Savile

Jimmy Carr’s agent has denied newspaper reports that he is to front a revival of Jim’ll Fix It.

The Sun today reported that the comic would take over from Jimmy Savile, who is now 79, in the show that makes children’s dreams come true. They even mocked up a picture of Carr with Savile’s bleached hair and chunky jewellery.

They quoted an unnamed BBC insider as saying: ‘Fans have been writing in asking why the show hasn’t made a return. Bosses felt it was the right time.’

And the advantage of using 32-year-old Carr would be that the show could keep its name.

But Carr’s agent Hannah Chambers told Chortle: ‘Alas, it's not true but very very funny.’

Jim’ll Fix It ran from 1975 to 1995, attracting 19 million viewers at its peak.


Published: 18 Oct 2005

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