‘Goodnight sweetheart’: Tributes flow in for comedy singer Bella Emberg as she dies aged 80

Tributes flow in for comedy singer Bella Emberg as she dies aged 80
Tributes flow in for comedy singer Bella Emberg – seen here as Blunder Woman – as she dies aged 80 (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Tributes have poured in for TV comedy singer Bella Emberg, who has died aged 80.

The Brighton-born singer will be many famous for her role as Blunder Woman in the 1980s TV programme The Russ Abbot Show.

The singer also had roles in Doctor Who, The Benny Hill Show and Pompidou, in a career travelling 6 decades.

Tributes flow in for comedy singer Bella Emberg as she dies aged 80
Bella Emberg seemed in Doctor Who (Picture: BBC)

Comedians Les Dennis, Paul Chuckle and Russ Abbot are among those who have paid reverence to the comedy actress.

Russ Abbot called her a ‘huge comedy talent’.

He said: ‘It is with a complicated heart that we listened the news about Bella. She was my heading lady via many of my career.

‘I prefer to consider of her as Wonderwoman to Blunderwoman. She was not only a good competition but a outrageous comedy talent.

‘A honestly humorous woman, but many of all a lady of measureless regard and generosity.

‘I count myself very propitious to have worked alongside her. She really was a one off. RIP Bella.’

Tributes flow in for comedy singer Bella Emberg as she dies aged 80
Comedian Russ Abbot and Bella Emberg for the Palace Theatre prolongation of Jack and the Beanstalk (Picture: Associated Newspapers)

Les Dennis – who worked with Bella on The Les Dennis Laughter Show in the late 1980s – wrote: ‘So unhappy to remove the lovely Bella Emberg. A funny, lovely friend. Thoughts and adore with Rosemary. Goodnight Sweetheart x’.

Paul Chuckle – of the Chuckle Brothers celebrity – wrote: ‘Just heard. RIP the lovely Bella Emberg. Funniest angel ever with us @SheffieldLyceum Will skip you x’.

The singer had just finished filming for Sky One’s In The Long Run, combined by and starring Idris Elba.

One of the show’s producers called her a ‘lovely and humorous woman’.

Charlie Hanson wrote: ‘So sad. She filmed with us before Christmas and is shining in @idriselba new series #InTheLongRun Such a lovely and humorous woman, operative right compartment the end. RIP Bella’.

In an talk with the Daily Mirror in Jun 2017, she pronounced the Blunder Woman role was both a blessing and a abuse for her career.

She said: ‘Blunder Woman saved my career – and we still perspective her as a finish blessing.

‘(But) after it finished in 1996 we couldn’t get work. we went for jobs and they’d say: ‘We’d adore to sinecure you but you’re too good famous with Russ”.’

Metro.co.uk has reached out to reps for Bella Emberg, Russ Abbot and Sky One for comment.

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