Actors Ricky Tomlinson and Tony Barton

Stars pay tribute to Blackpool's adopted son entertainer Joe Longthorne at emotional funeral at Sacred Heart Church

A host of celebrities paid their respects to Joe Longthorne during a poignant funeral service in his adopted home in Blackpool.

Some of the big names from the UK's entertainment industry joined hundreds of mourners to say good bye to the showbiz 'legend.'

The Nolan sisters Anne, Linda and Maurenn
The Nolan sisters Anne, Linda and Maurenn
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Royston Vasey stage name Roy 'Chubby' Brown
Royston Vasey stage name Roy 'Chubby' Brown
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Bobby Ball
Bobby Ball
Dave Nelson
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Darren Day
Darren Day
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