As the political campaigns heated up, Ken
asked Anne to lead his team.
is a veteran bodybuilder who once trained with a young Jean Claude Van Damme while he was based in Brussels during the early 80s.
married Lady Anne two days before his death, in the house inThomas Lane where he spent his entire life.
Born the eldest of five children, Ken
's parents both served in World War Two - his father on the first boat that landed on D-Day and his mother as a balloon operator.
joined the Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company (now part of RSA Group) in September 1936 at Albert Square, Manchester.
Neil's selfless act caused Ken
to break down crying and gave the 70-year-old a new lease of life and high hopes for the future.
The other person who saw him from time to time was the late Dr Jim Nesbitt, Ken
's physician prior to his detention.
Dodd deserves a send-off fit for a King and we can all show our gratitude by just turning up.
But while his fans knew his public persona as a loud, confident entertainer, the real Ken
Dodd was careful to keep his private life completely separate.
, who had son Ian, 61, and daughters Pauline, 65, and Gail, 50, loved tractors, photography - and the colour red.
The Authentics did a turn and then we sang Ken
Dodd on stage from where he had been waiting in the wings.