The BBC have made the final series of 'ChuckleVision' available in tribute to Barry Chuckle.

Barry Chuckle

Barry Chuckle

The late comedian - who passed away on Sunday (05.08.18) aged 73 after battling cancer - and his brother Paul Chuckle made the 21st series of the iconic children's show in 2009 and the network have announced it is now available to stream on BBC iPlayer following a number of requests from fans.

Alice Webb, director of BBC Children, paid tribute to the comic in a statement.

She said: "Barry was loved by both the audience and his colleagues at BBC Children's.

"He'll be sorely missed by all who knew him. We hope by making the final ever series of 'ChuckleVision' available that viewers old and new can enjoy Barry and Paul's unique brand of kids' comedy."

The brothers - whose real surname is Elliott - had most recently filmed a new series called 'Chuckle Time with the Chuckle Brothers' for Channel 5 and the station aired a special episode in honour of Barry shortly after the news of his death broke.

Meanwhile, Paul's wife Sue recently revealed her 70-year-old husband is too "devastated" to respond to the kind messages he's received in the wake of his brother's death.

She tweeted: "Paul has asked me to send a message to thank EVERYONE for your lovely messages this morning, he is absolutely devastated so unable to respond himself but your messages really do help and he knows Barry would so happy to know how much he was loved, Sue X (sic)."

The 'ChuckleVision' star's manager, Phil Dale, announced the death on Sunday and said: "It is with great sadness that the family announce that Barry passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Ann and all his family.

"The family would like to express their thanks to the many people who have been fans of the Chuckle Brothers and they know that they will share in part the great, great loss they feel."