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Paul Shane played the character of Solomon Dingle in Emmerdale.
In this archive clip from the Tonight programme in 1999, Paul Shane talks about his difficult childhood and his Yorkshire upbringing.
Paul Shane played the part of Ted Bovis in the sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, which was set in a holiday camp and ran from 1980 to 1988.
Paul Shane's agent of 15 years, Linda Kremer, said the actor died following a short illness and surrounded by friends and family in a hospice in his hometown of Rotherham.
Paul Shane loved to make people laugh. He was the perfect panto Dame - and in this clip from 2008, he spoke to Calendar ahead of his appearance in Jack and the Beanstalk at Barnsley.
Rotherham born actor Paul Shane, famous for starring as Ted Bovis in Hi de Hi, has died, aged 72. The much loved entertainer died this afternoon after a short illness at Rotherham Hospice aged seventy two.
The former miner had entertained theatre and tv audiences for more than 40 years, appearing in numerous shows, including Emmerdale, Common as Much, A Touch of Frost, Doctors and Holby City. His agent, Linda Kremer, said tonight he will be sadly missed.