Ken Dodd exhibition

An exhibition celebrating Ken Dodd's comedy career is opening in Liverpool.

Ken Dodd exhibition opens today

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Ken Dodd Credit: Stephen Shakeshaft

A new photographic exhibition celebrating the life of Ken Dodd opens at The Museum of Liverpool today.

By Jove! It's Ken Dodd! featuring pictures by Stephen Shakeshaft runs until 21 April 2014. The award-winning Liverpool photographer has been snapping the comedian for more than 50 years.

By Jove! Photos of Ken Dodd go on display in Liverpool

Ken Dodd in his earlier years Credit: Stephen Shakeshaft

Phtotographs of the comedian Ken Dodd are going on display at an exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool.

The photos capture the comedian over his 59 years in show business

Ken Dodd and famous tickling sticks Credit: Stephen Shakeshaft

Photographer Stephen Shakeshaft said:

"Ken Dodd is an icon for many in terms of comedic talent and Liverpool pride.

I have been lucky enough to photograph the man himself on stage, back stage and at the many events he has attended over the years where he has put smiles on people's faces with his unwavering Scouse wit and charm.

This exhibition is not just about how people see Ken Dodd as a comedian but what he is like when he's preparing for a show and what he's like on stage from a more intimate perspective in the wings.

Doddy on stage Credit: Stephen Shakeshaft

The exhibition will be on at the Museum of Liverpool until 21 April 2014.

Ken and young girl Credit: Stephen Shakeshaft

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Ken Dodd exhibition at Liverpool Museum

Ken Dodd captured on stage Credit: Stephen Shakeshaft

A new exhibition capturing one of Britain's best loved comedians in some of his most candid moments, is ready to open in Liverpool.

The Museum of Liverpool will host "By Jove! It's Ken Dodd!", featuring photographs by renowned snapper Stephen Shakeshaft.

Ken Dodd said of the exhibition: "One of the greatest pleasures in my life is seeing photographs of Liverpool's skyline, and I'm highly honoured to be part of an exhibition in a fantastic museum, on this beautiful waterfront.

Ken Dodd backstage Credit: Stephen Shakeshaft

"Stephen Shakeshaft is one of my favourite people, and the only photographer I allow to photograph me candidly. He's a fantastic photographer, who takes a real interest in his subjects. Stephen doesn't just take a photograph, he produces a situation. Every one of his pictures tells a story."

Doddy and a Diddyman Credit: Stephen Shakeshaft