What Is Inside Julian Clary Norman Lamont Joke? His Reaction

Despite the criticism, the 63-year-old Julian Clary has said he still stands by his well-known joke about Norman Lamont. But he doesn't regret doing it.

Thank you very much, the comedian replied. I admire how you've helped me visualize Hampstead Heath here.

Julian Clary (left) and Norman Lamont (right)
Julian Clary (left) and Norman Lamont (right) ( Source : Metro )

The crowd, including Richard and Judy, Mark Lamarr, the then-Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his wife Rosemary, burst into laughter, drowning out the punchline.

Although the crowd enjoyed the joke, there was a significant media outcry, and The Sun tried in vain to get Clary removed from the broadcast.

However, he thinks the famous joke and the reaction may have resulted from divine intervention.

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What Actually Had Happened Between Julian Clary And Norman Lamont?

On December 12, 1993, Julian Clary made jokes about how Hampstead Heath-like the platform was and claimed that he had just fisted former Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont.

Even though the audience greeted the joke with riotous applause, Lamont did not object to it.

Lamont received criticism in several tabloids, particularly from the Daily Mail and The Sun, which both started a campaign to get him banned from television.

After that, Clary's television project, the BBC's studio-based All Rise for Julian Clary, which debuted in 1996 and starred him as a judge in a pretend courtroom was unsuccessful.

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Learn More On Julian Clary

After making several appearances on Friday Night Live in the middle of the late 1980s, Julian Clary and Mike Smith co-hosted the ITV game program Trick or Treated in 1989.

He appeared in sequences with Natalie Bassingthwaighte that were shot in London for the Australian soap drama Neighbours in 2007.

Clary competed in Celebrity Big Brother 10 in 2012 and went on to win the entire season. Alongside Emma Bunton, he served as a judge on the ITV entertainment program Your Face Sounded Familiar in 2013.

Brenda Clary, a probation officer, and Peter J. Clary, a police officer, welcomed Clary into the world on May 25, 1959, in Surbiton, Surrey.