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Funeral for Rotherham actor Paul Shane

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The funeral for Hi-de-Hi! star Paul Shane was held today in South Yorkshire.

The 72-year-old performer, who played Ted Bovis in the hit 1980s BBC sitcom, died in a hospice in Rotherham earlier this month after a short illness.

The actor, whose real name was George Frederick Speight, leaves behind three daughters and six grandchildren. His wife died in 2001.

Canon David Bliss said the funeral at Rotherham Minster was a "celebration and chance to say thanks".

Friends and family gather for the funeral of Paul Shane
Actress Su Pollard arrives at the funeral
Actor Jeffrey Holland arrives