TV star Bobby Davro has revealed how his acting career came to an end as his late fiancée Vicky Wright battled cancer.
The entertainment legend, 64, was devastated when Vicky died from pancreatic cancer in May aged just 63.
Bobby Davro’s fiancée Vicky died earlier this year[/caption]
Bobby said caring for Vicky during her cancer battle affected his career prospects[/caption]
As she fought the illness, Bobby did everything he could to support his partner.
While, for the most part, his stage work remained unaffected, Bobby said he received little to no support from his employer and was instead penalised for occasional lateness.
The former EastEnders actor’s final role was in a Rapunzel Easter pantomime.
Speaking on TalkTV last night, Bobby said: “It was very difficult. It cost me my pantomime career. I was late twice and I didn’t miss one show, and I worked probably better than I had ever worked before because I needed that, that’s my medicine – making people laugh, getting out there and working. I need that, when I am not working it upsets me. It was painful for me not to receive the support from my work area, they didn’t support me at all.
“In fact, I paid a price for it because I had to keep going backwards and forwards and she was in agony. Not one phone call did I get. They criticised me on a couple of things where I was late and got delayed because of this dreadfulness that was going on. They all knew, but they never phoned up and asked how things were. That’s the trouble with our industry, it is all about. Showbusiness is a .”
Bobby, who was previously married to Trudi Jameson until 2003, proposed to Vicky last year the day before she started chemotherapy.
The couple had been together for 15 years prior to that and it took Bobby a while to decide he wanted to tie the knot again.
He told us earlier this year: “I never wanted to marry again after getting divorced.
“The fact that I hadn’t proposed caused us problems. So people said to me, ‘You’re only doing it for her’. But I was doing it for both of us. She was the love of my life.
“I could never have lived with myself if I hadn’t.”
Impersonating long-term friend Cliff, Bobby says: “He’s such a lovely bloke.
“He said, ‘A little birdie told me you’re getting engaged’. Then he sang Congratulations.
“Tony Hadley joked, ‘So you’re finally getting hitched then you old b*****d’.
“Gilbert O’Sullivan recorded a special song for us called Because Of You. Damien Flood sang a slow version of Fly Me To The Moon.”
Bobby proposed to Vicky last year[/caption]
September 22, 2023 at 02:20PM
from The Sun