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AvarAllahNoor
01-30-2008, 08:52 PM
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh (Pure Ones Belong To God Victory To God)

Sad news brothers and sisters, Jeremy Beadle has passed away. May God rest his soul. He was funny when I watched his TV shows. He also raised over £100 million for charity!



Jeremy Beadle, who has died at the age of 59, was probably Britain's best-known practical joker.
He was a staple of Saturday night television for more than 15 years - in many ways ITV's foil to Noel Edmonds during the 1980s and 1990s.

In his most famous hidden camera stunt, he managed to convince Dorset homeowner Janet Elford that an alien spaceship had landed in her back garden.

She was so sucked in to the scenario that she sang a hymn to the visitor from outer space before asking it into her house for tea.

"The scale was huge," Beadle told Channel 4 in 2005. "We literally cut off half of Dorset."

You'd quite enjoy being Jeremy Beadle, I promise you

Jeremy Beadle on audience's reaction


Beadle dies at 59
"We had police, the marines, the air corps. It was the biggest stunt that I've ever been involved in."

But despite his meticulous planning, Beadle always attributed the success of his pranks to the hapless victims.

The alien sketch was only funny, he admitted in 2003, "because the person we played it on was so wonderful".

Game For A Laugh

Beadle was born in Hackney, east London, in 1948. His father, a Fleet Street journalist, left before he was born - and the star never made an attempt to contact him out of respect for his mother.


After school, Beadle tried his hand at rock music promotion, masterminding the 1974 Bickershaw rock festival.

He also became northern editor of listings magazine Time Out, but finally came into the public eye in 1981 as one of the original presenters of Game For a Laugh with Matthew Kelly, Sarah Kennedy and Henry Kelly.


The star worked on local radio before launching his TV career
With its "Watching us, watching you... Watching us, watching you" catchphrase, the show set the template for Beadle's future TV success - putting ordinary people in extraordinary situations.

His hidden camera programme, Beadle's About, later became one of ITV's top-rated shows, as was You've Been Framed, which featured viewers' video howlers.

But they were easy targets for critics, and Beadle became a byword for cheap laughs and tacky television.

In the mid-1990s he was replaced as You've Been Framed host by Emmerdale actress Lisa Riley, and Beadle's About was axed because of falling ratings.



'Cruelty'

He was philosophical about his public vilification, telling The Sunday Times: "I think people are guilty about enjoying the cruelty of comedy which is always at someone else's expense."

But, he insisted, people were always affectionate when they met him in person.

"You'd quite enjoy being Jeremy Beadle, I promise you," he told London's Metro newspaper.

"People are very welcoming. They want to chat. Considering the tone in the press, it seems like a contradiction, but it's not."

In recent years, the star concentrated on corporate and fundraising events, while writing a weekly trivia quiz for the Independent newspaper.

He also worked with US author Irving Wallace on a series of million-selling reference books, including The People's Almanac and the Book of Lists.

In 1998, he caused a storm of controversy when he revealed he had helped a friend dying of motor neurone disease to commit suicide.

"Trying to talk him out of it wouldn't have been helpful," he told the Mirror newspaper. "If he was going to go through with it, he needed to do it properly."

"I feel privileged to have been his friend and proud that I was able to assist his dignified exit. I was his sole confidant and I admired his courage."

Charity award


Beadle was made an MBE in 2001 for his charity work
Although his star faded, audiences' love-hate relationship with Beadle ensured he was never too far away from a TV studio.

In 2002, six members of the public were locked away with the star for a week at a time as part of an endurance test for Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

He also appeared on Celebrity Mastermind, where his specialist subject was London Murders 1900-1940 and, in 2005, he partnered Sir Alan Sugar on a charity edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

But perhaps his proudest moment came in February 2001, when he was made an MBE for his services to charity.

"I was quite moved to be honest. My eyes welled up," he admitted.

Beadle's charitable efforts included helping children with Poland's Syndrome, which stunted the growth of his right hand during childhood, and raising more than £13m for the Foundation for Children with Leukaemia, in Barnet, north London.

The star downplayed his contributions, saying he gave over his time for "selfish reasons".

"It's very easy just to sit back and feel sorry. Well, I hate that, I hate pity.

"So I turn it into something very positive. It's very selfish. It's actually stopping me from feeling pity."

In recent years, Beadle was plagued by ill health. In 2004, he lost a kidney to cancer and, a year later, he was diagnosed with a mild form of leukaemia.

His death comes after a battle with pneumonia.

He leaves behind his partner, Sue, and two daughters
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truemuslim
01-30-2008, 09:07 PM
sorry i dunt kno this dude...is he in the beatles? :w:
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AvarAllahNoor
01-30-2008, 09:14 PM
lol no, he was on TV in the early 90's late 80's. Had a show where he would play pranks on people.
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Aaliyah~
01-30-2008, 09:16 PM
i remember him from You've been framed!
use to watch that every kend as a kid!
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Pk_#2
01-30-2008, 09:20 PM
Originally Posted by AvarAllahNoor
lol no, he was on TV in the early 90's late 80's. Had a show where he would play pranks on people.
Oh that is sad, I never heard of him though, I might know if I saw his face or sutin,

What does 'Raj karega kalsa' mean? Sorry OT but I thought you might know Lol, it might be something really weird in that case, tell me quick and I'll edit it,

Peace be upon those who follow guidance.
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AvarAllahNoor
01-30-2008, 09:21 PM
Originally Posted by Aaliyah~
I remember him from You've been framed!
use to watch that every kend as a kid!

Yes that one. It's all over the news and internet. Not a good start to the year, first Brad Renfro then Heath Ledger (doubt you'll know of them) now Beadle!
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truemuslim
01-30-2008, 09:25 PM
OH I KNO HEATH LEDGER!! he was a great actor...*tear*
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AvarAllahNoor
01-30-2008, 09:27 PM
Originally Posted by Happy
Oh that is sad, I never heard of him though, I might know if I saw his face or sutin,

What does 'Raj karega kalsa' mean? Sorry OT but I thought you might know Lol, it might be something really weird in that case, tell me quick and I'll edit .
It means 'The Pure (Khalsa taken from arabic word Khalas) Shall Rule' As Instructed by Badshah Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaaj the tenth Sikh Master.
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Pk_#2
01-30-2008, 09:30 PM
adshah Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaaj
That is a short name isn't it eh?

Thanks for the reply.
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AvarAllahNoor
01-30-2008, 09:30 PM
Originally Posted by truemuslim
OH I KNO HEATH LEDGER!! she was a great actress...*tear*
LOL - God Bless. He was an actor!:statisfie
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Pk_#2
01-30-2008, 09:30 PM
Originally Posted by truemuslim
OH I KNO HEATH LEDGER!! she was a great actress...*tear*
Loool you're hilaarious!
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AvarAllahNoor
01-30-2008, 09:34 PM
Originally Posted by Happy
That is a short name isn't it eh?

Thanks for the reply.
You've got a cheek, you Muslims have enormous names....

His name was Gobind Singh. The rest are added out of respect to the Guru Ji
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truemuslim
01-30-2008, 09:41 PM
Originally Posted by AvarAllahNoor
LOL - God Bless. He was an actor!:statisfie

thats what i said isnt it...?..:-[ ...



*feeling out of the crowd*
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Pk_#2
01-30-2008, 09:42 PM
Originally Posted by AvarAllahNoor
You've got a cheek, you Muslims have enormous names....

His name was Gobind Singh. The rest are added out of respect to the Guru Ji
Lol I were kiddin, Yah same with Arabic names, your name could be Abdus-Samad or sutin but people have kunya's (Titles) which adds on to the name, so it could be Abu Hamzah Abdus-Samad Ibn Qayyoum or something, which tells you who their eldest son is and who their father is etc,

Anyway sorry for making this thread go way outta control,

Peace be upon those who follow guidance.
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AvarAllahNoor
01-30-2008, 09:49 PM
Haha yeah. Though you can't tell who the father was of the Guru ji, when you add the titles I did. Just shows them as Badshah = King etc etc.
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chacha_jalebi
01-30-2008, 09:55 PM
cough cough :D

jeremy beadle was that you been framed man innaaay

and he was in one of the home alones, he played that evil man in the hotel!!!

hope his family are kool and that
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truemuslim
01-30-2008, 09:58 PM
^ OKEY I KNO HIM NOW!! only when u said about the home alones.lol. At least i dunt feel out...there...anymore.. :w:
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AvarAllahNoor
01-30-2008, 10:07 PM
lol, no he looked like him, but wasn't him at all!

Here is Beadle


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truemuslim
01-30-2008, 10:08 PM
^ ...i was in the crowd..its a biiig crowd..and u have to push ME out...hmp
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AvarAllahNoor
01-30-2008, 10:12 PM
Truemuslim, me finks ur too lickle to know of him. :D
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truemuslim
01-30-2008, 10:16 PM
:eek::offended:


if i didnt kno him i wouldnt kno he had another show called 'beadles about' ...right?

kk... i just dont care bout actors and all..they boring..except good ones like uhh.. jackie chan, will smith, antonio-- (forgot his last name) chris tucker..and all those...


:w:
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chacha_jalebi
01-30-2008, 10:23 PM
erm ok the mans dead, thread is gona go off topic

read the article :D

:threadclo :shade:
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