WIN! Tickets to see Des O’Connor in Rotherham

SHOWBIZ legend and TV giant Des O’Connor is heading to Rotherham - and we have tickets to be won.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 17th August 2012, 12:42 pm

Don’t miss this chance to see Des O’Connor, the ultimate live performer, multi-million record selling artist and brilliant comedian live on stage who is set to appear at Rotherham Civic Theatre

The much-loved entertainer who has just completed a sensational season in a West End musical was recently awarded the CBE for his services to Entertainment and Broadcasting.

He will appear live on stage in his one man show, full of laughter, song and music at the Rotherham Civic Theatre on 28th September 2012 Des entertains with wit, style and charm in bundles as he sings, jokes and recounts wonderful tales of life in show business.

Des is one of only a handful of British entertainers to be acclaimed internationally on stage and television.

His American series was shown in over 40 countries and seen by 200 million people world-wide.

On stage he has appeared at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, The Sydney Opera House, The O’Keefe Centre, Toronto and over 1000 times at the London Palladium.

Des entered show business with his first theatre appearances in Variety, all over the country before his break in television.

Since his first television series in 1963 he starred in or hosted his own mainstream television show every year for over 45 years - longer than anyone anywhere in the world.

In 2001 he received the Special Recognition Award at the National TV Awards and his top-selling autobiography Bananas Can’t Fly (Headline Publishing) was published the same year.

Recent TV includes Des O’Connor Tonight specials; and ITV celebration special to mark Des’s 40th year in prime-time television; Des O’Connor Comedy Tonight and a series of prime-time Des O’Connor With one-to-one specials. His award-winning ITV1 daily celebrity talk show Today With Des & Mel with co-host Melanie Sykes proved such a hit with viewers that the show more than doubled its audience.

Des O’Connor will be appearing at Rotherham Civic Theatre on Friday 28th September.

Tickets are £26 and are available by calling 01709 823640 or you can book online at

To be in with a chance of WINNING a pair of tickets to the show, just answer this simple question:

Q) In what year did Des O’Connor receive the pecial Recognition Award at the National TV Awards?

Send your answer along with your name and daytime telephone number to: Des O’Connor competition, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, S80 2AY.

You can also email your entry to [email protected]

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 5th September.

Normal Guardian competition rules apply.