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Les Dawson hologram to be a TV first for ITV

Les Dawson

One of Britain's legendary comedians will be coming back to life as a hologram. 

ITV have been given permission by Les Dawson's family to to be able to use his images for a special edition of 'An Audience With...'

The ground-breaking technology will allow plans from twenty years ago to finally come to fruition. The futuristic technological appearance of a hologram is said to be a first for the channel.

ITV bosses have decided to go ahead with the hologram in order to mark the 20 year anniversary of the comedian's death.

Dawson was known for his jokes centred on his mother-in-law and wife, with a deadpan style of delivery. Dawson passed away in 1993 from a heart-attack at the age of 62.

A source at ITV said “This will be the first time a celebrity appears on the show after their own death. It's ground-breaking “It has been given the green light by Les's family. He was in talks with ITV to do 'An Audience With...' before he died. It appealed to him and this be a final fling.”

Reportedly, his wife Tracy and 19 year old daughter Charlotte to be in the audience on the night. The source commented “There's talk of them being involved. What they do will be a surprise on the night.”

Dawson first made his TV debut on 'Opportunity Knocks' in 1967. He went on to have his own comedy series, 'The Les Dawson Show' and wrote two autobiographies.


Details
Network:
- itv
Show:
- An Audience With...
- Opportunity Knocks (UK)
- The Les Dawson Show
Person:
- Les Dawson

Written by: MatthewWarcup
Feb 24th, 2013, 7:09 am

Images courtesy of BBC

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