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 hilarious 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"   He became a firm family favourite and 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 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 landscaped not only his, but also many of his showbiz friends gardens. Then disaster struck 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 do, to make his audience laugh!  He is learning to use his beautiful voice to sing again, and also...

 

 

            PROVING THAT THERE IS LIFE AFTER A STROKE            
 
                           Duncan Norvelle is an Inspiration!