KIDS’ TV favourite-turned-club DJ Paul Chuckle reckons his latest slice of house music could become a top banger in the clubs of Ibiza.
The comedy legend — who was starring in panto alongside former Pop Idol star Gareth Gates and rugby hero Gareth Thomas until new Covid rules kicked in — let the Advertiser in on his plans for 2022.
And high on the list is making waves in the clubs — nightclubs rather than the working men’s clubs where he and late brother Barry honed their craft.
“I have a new track coming out with producer Clint Hills called The Only Way is To Me to You,” said Paul.
“We were hoping to drop it before Christmas but it got a bit late for it so we are looking to March or April, ready for the summer.
“Hopefully, people will be playing it on the beach.”
Paul and brother Barry became a big hit in the clubs after Chuckle Vision left our screens ten years ago, drawing crowds to meet-and-greet appearances at student unions.
They memorably teamed up with DJ, rapper and producer Tinchy Stryder in 2014 for charity single To Me, To You, Bruv.
Paul said he loved playing DJ sets for happy clubbers, adding: “I do an hour in the booth... an hour of really good banging house music, anthems and modern stuff.
“The students were about eight or nine when Chuckle Vision stopped ten years ago, so they love it.”
Busy boy Paul is also looking forward to returning for more screen time in Channel 5 crime drama Madame Blanc Mysteries, and revealed: “They are going to write me into it a lot more.”
Paul, who grew up in Masbrough and East Herringthorpe, was in Cardiff for Christmas to join the cast of Aladdin — a poignant time for his family as Christmas Eve was Barry’s birthday.
But he managed to pay a fitting tribute to Barry, leading castmates and audience in song: “We had them singing Happy Birthday to Barry!”
New Covid restrictions in Wales kicked in on Boxing Day, cutting short Paul’s spell on stage, which had been due to run until last Sunday.
“I was playing Aladdin’s brother Wishee Washee,” he said.
“It was a brilliant role. I had Gareth Thomas and Gareth Gates with me, both really nice guys.”