Ronnie Corbett has been honoured with a memorial service at Westminster Abbey, a year on from his death in May 2016.
Appropriately, four candles – no, not fork handles – were lit for the service, which was attended by friends and family including Barbara Windsor, David Walliams, Gyles Brandreth, Rob Brydon and Jimmy Tarbuck.
Rob Brydon paid an emotional tribute during the service, saying it had been “truly one of the great pleasures of my life” becoming friends with Corbett, whom he had admired for “as long as I can remember”.
“To walk down the street with Ronnie Corbett was to witness something really rather wonderful,” he said. “The faces all around would light up with joy like shop windows when they saw him.”
Rob Brydon attends Westminster Abbey for the Ronnie Corbett memorial service
He revealed that he still has many of Corbett’s answerphone messages, before doing his famous impression of the Two Ronnies star.