Standing within the picturesque Lowther Gardens, the impressive bronze statue pays homage to the much-loved comedy legend.

The 7ft tall sculpture was created by Ben Twiston-Davies after a fundraising appeal was launched to honour the performer. Ball adopted the Fylde Coast as his home after visiting for shows with comedy partner Tommy Cannon. 

Cannon and Ball rose from playing working men's clubs to hosting their own Saturday night ITV show in the 1980s.

The duo's primetime Saturday night television series The Cannon and Ball Show was a hit with fans and consistently recorded high viewing ratings. They also starred in the film The Boys in Blue together in 1982 and guest starred in the Eric Sykes slapstick film, Mr H Is Late, in 1988.

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