Paul ShaneVeteran actor Paul Shane passed away last night, after a short illness.

The Hi-de-Hi star, who was 72, died peacefully surrounded by his family in his hometown of Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Paul rose to fame playing Ted Bovis in the legendary BBC sitcom. He last appeared on TV in 2008, in A Touch of Frost.

His co-star Su Pollard said of the late actor, ‘I remember the great fun we had, always laughing, every single day.’