VIC Reeves is to be killed off by the man who created him, Darlington's Jim Moir.

The instantly recognisable comedy character was devised from Jim Moir, however, Vic Reeves will have his last outing in a comedy film Jim and his comedy partner of many years, Bob Mortimer, are working on.

Filming of The Glove was scheduled to shoot last year. Moir, however, told BBC Radio Cornwall that it had now been pushed back till at least 2023.

The comedy film about Michael Jackson’s training glove, is likely to be Vic and Bob’s last official comedy appearance together.

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Darlington’s king of comedy, Jim Moir, had a taste of fame with his 1980s South London comedy act: Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out.

“Vic Reeves was a character I invented when I was at art school actually, I put him on stage. And I haven't done him for a while,” he told presenter David White.

“Bob and me wrote a film, about 12 years ago, which we keep threatening to do and we've been asked to do, so we might do that next year. And that will probably be the final appearance of Vic Reeves.”

Bob Mortimer was a solicitor when he first came across Reeves. He watched Jim perform his comedy at The Goldsmiths Tavern in New Cross and after not too long they became friends and comedy partners.

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Having suffered from crippling shyness while a law student at Sussex University, Mortimer recalled how seeing Reeves for the first time at the Tavern helped to bring him out of his shell.

Mortimer recalled his initial reaction to Moir's comedy in his autobiography, And Away.

He wrote: “I fully expected it to be like all the other comedy shows I had ever seen: a mildly funny compere introducing a series of posh lads and lasses doing their twenty minutes of stand-up. How wring could I be?”

“What is this? Where am I? Who sanctioned this?”

“I have found a very happy place. This is magnificent. This is Mr Vic Reeves.”

Jim Moir's management, PBJ Management, was approached for comment.


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