Watch Lionel Blair's incredibly energetic final TV performance on GMB as he dies aged 92

Watch Lionel Blair's incredibly energetic final TV performance on GMB as he dies aged 92

November 4, 2021

LIONEL Blair put in a typically energetic appearance on Good Morning Britain before his death aged 92.

The entertainer and dancer appeared on the ITV show after becoming one of the first people to have the Covid vaccine.

He told hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway that he had been shielding during the pandemic and only answering the door in a mask.

But fans were astonished by his energy at such an advanced age after having been stuck at home for so long.

One tweeted: "how fantastic to see how well Lionel Blair looks and I was absolutely gobsmacked when my wife said he's 92 years old!"

Asked how he felt was feeling on GMB, cheerful Lionel replied: "Fine! It was the best birthday present I could have had because I was 92.

"On the day they said I could have my first one and yesterday I had my second."

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Speaking via video link from his home in Epsom, Surrey, during the appearance in January, he said: "It's just been wonderful.

"I want to thank the scientists for getting this together. It's just wonderful what they've done."

One fan tweeted: "It’s great to see the entertaining legend Lionel Blair on GMB this morning with Ben, Kate, Wow he’s 92, amazing."

The dancer and entertainer, also famous for roles on Give Us A Clue, Celebrity Big Brother and The Real Marigold Hotel, has died aged 92.

He was surrounded by loved ones in his final hours, his management company revealed.

The star's agent said: "He got to a very ripe old age, he was loved by his family, and I think he died in their company, which is lovely."

Piers Morgan, 56, led tributes tweeting: "RIP Lionel Blair, 92. A wonderful all-round entertainer & lovely man. Sad news."

Lionel's Real Marigold Hotel co-star Sheila Ferguson, 74, posted: "OMG. I just heard that my darling #LionelBlair has passed away.

"Iconically I was just thinking about him today. My heart hurts. #RIPLionelBlair. Friend since the 70’s, #TheRealMarigoldHotel and beyond. 💔."

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