Leicestershire born comedian Duncan Norvelle came from a little village named Walton on the Wolds. When he left school he started work in a menswear shop,but in his spare time he would be doing his act around the pubs and clubs in the area.

It was a club in Coventry where he was spotted by Lionel Blair and asked if he would like to do a spot, on a new TV show 'SATURDAY ROYAL' As expected Duncan was a instant success with the viewing public, and was asked back for a further 5 weeks .  From then on Duncan was rarely off our screens in the 80's & 90's..with his now instantly recognisable catch phrase "CHASE ME"..
Duncan appeared on all the popular shows of the times: Blankety Blank,  Celebrity Squares, Bob's Full House, Bullseye, 321,You Bet, The Des O'Connor Show, Sir Terry Wogan Show, The London Palladium and more! 
Duncan was a regular on the celebrity scene, working with the Top Stars of the times...
Just a few are; Dame Shirley Bassey, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Frank Carson, The Three Degrees,  Norman Collier and many more...
More TV followed, and so did Cruises, Pantomime, Guest Appearances & Public Speaking  What is not common knowledge, was that Duncan Norvelle was the first choice as host for BLIND DATE, and actually filmed the pilot. At the time he was considered to be 'too camp' (although he wasn't) and missed the job to his pal Cilla!   Duncan Norvelle was also an accomplished golfer. He played and won many Celebrity Events raising thousands of pounds for charity, As if thats not enough! He was also a great Darts player and toured with the Legends of the Oche !!! ..
If there was any spare time Duncan loved to get into his garden and landscape  not only his, but also many of his showbiz friends gardens. 
Then in 2012 ,just before opening in Summer Season in The Grand Theatre Blackpool, Duncan suffered a major Stroke, he was told he may never walk or talk again, Duncan has fought back ,to prove his doubters wrong and is back on stage doing what he loves, to make his audience  laugh!  He is learning to sing again, and also... PROVING THAT THERE IS LIFE AFTER A STROKE
 
 
 
 

 

 

DUNCAN NORVELLE

 

Duncan is an Ambassador for the Stroke Association.

In 2017 he was invited to be a member of the GRAND ORDER OF WATER RATS The prestigious Showbusiness Charity....which he was honoured to join and enjoys immensely. he and his partner Lynn are regulars at all the  events organised by his band of brothers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Hello from Maggie Regan

 

 This site is under construction at the moment but hopefully we will have it up and running very soon.  If you would like to add any photo's or stories about Duncan please contact me on circuslady@ntlworld.com