CHEGGERS PLAYS BUCKIE is to become the mantra for the annual charity ‘It’s a Knockout’ contest in the Moray town this summer.
TV star Keith Chegwin has been lined up to lead the charge at Linzee Gordon Park for the popular annual event – and the star insists he just can’t wait.
Chegwin became one of the best known children’s television presenters when he joined Noel Edmunds in the ‘Multi Coloured Swap Shop’ every Saturday morning in the 70’s. He also had his own ‘Cheggers plays Pop’ show before moving on to breakfast television.
In 2011 he received a lifetime achievement award at the National Reality TV Awards – more recently he has been seen as a contestant on Pointless Celebrities and took part in Celebrity Big Brother.
Of his imminent trip to Moray, Chegwin said: “I love Scotland and can’t tell you how much I love being there – if I could move to Scotland now, I would.”
Chegwin is hoping to give the Buckie event a major boost as it is given a new look this year when it will be produced by the Buckie Community Theatre group in conjunction with Graham Fisher’s ‘It’s a Knockout’ company.
Keith has a long association with Fisher, saying: “I have worked closely with Graham and compared at his events for about 28 years. From Land’s End to John O’Groats, Graham’s is the only ‘It’s a Knockout’ I will work on because it is so professional.”
The Buckie event will be part of the community theatre group’s charity fun day on Sunday, August 2. ‘It’s a Knockout’ will be open to teams of ten, with junior team competing in the morning and adults after lunch.
Chegwin said: “Anyone from eight to 80 can have a go – and they do. It is a great leveller – it’s competitive but fun, you don’t have to kill yourself to be a part of it.”
For information on registering a team for the event or to enquire about booking a charity stall people are being asked to call 01542 832637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.