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Paul Chuckle tries to contact brother Barry's ghost

Paul Chuckle tries to contact his late brother Barry credit:Bang Showbiz
Paul Chuckle tries to contact his late brother Barry credit:Bang Showbiz

Paul Chuckle has tried to contact the ghost of his late brother Barry.

The 76-year-old star formed the Chuckle Brothers with his real life sibling Barry, who died in 2018 aged 73 after being diagnosed with bone cancer, and he can still feel his presence.

In a bid to contact Barry while also getting to the bottom of spooky occurrences at his home, he turned to the 'Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted' team for a paranormal investigation.

In a new episode of the Discovery+ show, Paul reveals how he has experienced plenty of scary and unexplainable events since moving into the Nottinghamshire home 18 months ago.

At one point, the team are trying to find a spirit in the house, and investigator Barri Ghai says: "You can ask if Barry's here."

Paul asks: "Barry, are you here today? To me, Barry. To me. To you, then."

The pair wait for a response, while Paul opens up about other paranormal activity early in the episode.

As well as "a few creaks and noises", he and his wife Sue have heard noises "like there is a toilet flushing somewhere in the house" depsite just the two of them living there.

They have also seen childlike handprints on walls, and heard the faint sounds of footsteps.

Paul explains: "We hadn’t had any kids here, and up to then there had never been anything on that wall. It sort of made me feel a little bit spooky then; where has it come from?”

Once, in the middle of the night, he awoke and "could have sworn there was a little kid at the foot of the bed".

He adds: "“I opened my eyes again and it had gone. That was the most eerie thing I’ve had here. That was awful, I hardly slept all night!”

Other houseguests have seen similar figures, and Paul admits he often feels Barry's presence with him, ever since performing solo on stage for the first time.

He recalls: "Barry passed away in 2018. I’d never been on stage on my own before, and I swear I saw him appear there, and he put the thumbs up. And I went on stage, and I was fine after that.”

The brand-new series of Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted is available to stream now exclusively on discovery+.