Stage set for an audience with Catchphrase host Roy Walker

Roy Walker
Roy Walker

GAME show host and television personality Roy Walker is coming to Hawick to perform a special evening of entertainment.

The legendary Catchphrase frontman has agreed to stand up in front of a Teri audience in a bid to help raise money for Hawick Albion RFC and the Huntingdon’s Disease Association – as a favour to his friends in the town.

The Irishman is no stranger to Hawick as a frequent visitor to the Dean Road home of his close friend Ian Fraser, and it is through this friendship that the well-known celebrity also met Teri Elliot Jack.

Elliot, who is helping to organise the audience with Roy Walker on Friday, March 9, explained: “I have come to know Roy Walker quite well through Ian, him having struck up a close friendship with Roy many years ago on the ships when he was the P&O cruise director. Roy is a really friendly guy, and we even spent New Year’s Eve with him and my daughter’s claim to fame is that they had a pillow fight.”

He added: “A lot of people won’t know that Roy spends a lot of time in Hawick, so he was really keen to be able to help us out with this special night and we are thrilled to have his support. It is an exciting event for the town.”

Mr Walker will take to the stage at the high school on Friday, March 9, when he will entertain with a reportoire of stories and jokes, including Car Park Catchphrase, a game which is a huge hit on Radio One’s Chris Moyles breakfast show.

Tickets, priced £10, will be sold at various outlets which have still to be confirmed.