Eddie Braben, the man credited with the success of Morecambe and Wise, has died this morning.
One of the duo's most famous sketches featured newsreader Angela Rippon dancing with Ernie and Eric on a Christmas special in 1976, which was watched by 27 million viewers.
Comedian Miranda Hart has tweeted her tribute to Morecambe and Wise sketch writer Eddie Braben who died this morning at the age of 82:
Sir Bruce Forsyth, who worked with Eddie Braben on Play Your Cards Right, has paid tribute to the "fantastic" sketch writer saying he will be "sorely missed":
The comedian and author David Baddiel has paid tribute to Eddie Braben, including a reference to the famous Morecambe and Wise sketch he wrote involving the conductor Andre Previn:
He helped write and produce Eric and Ernie's sketches, including the famous one starring the conductor Andre Previn from their 1971 Christmas show.
The comedy writer Eddie Braben, the third man behind the success of Morecambe and Wise, died this morning at the age of 82 after a short illness, his manager Norma Farnes said today.