Next week in The Leader Andrew Atkinson talks exclusively to Freddie ‘parrot face’ Davies about Des O’Connor and becoming a Redcoat at Butlin’s.

Freddie ‘parrot face’ Davies: Redcoat days with Des O’Connor.

O’Connor, 88, CBE, who worked with top stars, including Frank Sinatra, Liberace, The Beatles, Shirley Bassey and Barbara Streisand since his days as a Redcoat, has died  peacefully in hospital having fallen at home in Buckinghamshire.

His agent Pat Lake-Smith said in a statement: “It is with great sorrow that I confirm that Des O’Connor passed away yesterday.

“He had been admitted to hospital just over a week ago, following a fall at his home in Buckinghamshire.





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