Various Characters (Series 1) (2001)
Father Jack Hackett
Released novelty Yuletide single "Christmas Countdown": it reached number 8 in the Irish Singles Chart in 1982, and 26 in the UK Singles Chart in 1984.
5' 11" (1.8 m)
Did You Know?
It took me two hours to be made up as Father Jack. I found it repulsive. If I was in costume, nobody would sit beside me. And I don't blame them. I had vaseline coming out of my ears as discharge, incontinence marks on my trousers, prosthetic teeth which I took out to eat, and one blind eye with an opaque lens.
Scored a UK Top 30 hit in December 1983 when the humourous 'Christmas Countdown' (a spoof of The Twelve Days of Christmas) reached 26 in the UK singles chart. He later received a letter from the Queen explaining how the record had given her "great pleasure".