Clancy, hurry up and ring Ding Dong

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - REAL ESTATE - Madi­son Wil­liams

DENISE ‘Ding Dong’ Drys­dale would like to make a pub­lic ser­vice an­nounce­ment.

“Clancy if you’re read­ing this call the

Ms Drys­dale would also like the pub­lic to know that this is of the ut­most im­por­tance.

The two time Gold Lo­gie win­ner said she’s never quite re­cov­ered since los­ing touch with her long lost friend Clancy.“I went out to din­ner one night [with the fam­ily] and Clancy was play­ing in the band, we started talk­ing and be­came great friends!

“But I lost my tele­phone book with his num­ber in it and I’ve wanted to get in touch ever since.”

Ding Dong did point out that the search may be slightly hin­dered by the fact that Clancy’s real name is not ac­tu­ally Clancy.

“If only I knew his real name.”

But not one to re­tire in the face of ad­ver­sity Ding Dong is de­ter­mined to find her Clancy and she’s ask­ing the Shire to help.

The Aus­tralian dar­ling is bring­ing her fan favourite show to the Clink Theatre and plans to take ad­van­tage of her time in Port Dou­glas by start­ing a man­hunt for Clancy whom she last saw in Moss­man.

Per­haps one of the most recog­nis­able names in the Aus­tralian en­ter­tain­ment industry the songstress turned come­di­enne has been on our tele­vi­sions and in our hearts for more than 50 years.

Now it’s time for her to grace our stage and she guar­an­tees that it’s go­ing to be a bar­rel of laughs.

“The show’s a lot of fun, a lot of laughs and it’s got a bit for ev­ery­body with songs, crowd par­tic­i­pa­tion, im­per­son­ations and gen­eral muck­ing around.”

“I see the han­kies go to the eyes be­cause of tears of laugh­ter and I get down in the crowd and muck around.”

While she ac­knowl­edges that her show may be a hin­drance to the search it’s some­thing that has to be done if she has any hope of find­ing the way­ward mu­si­cian.

Denise’s tale of woe sounds vaguely fa­mil­iar to an­other story in­volv­ing an Aus­tralian leg­end and an AWOL Clancy.

Banjo Pater­son also used the art of print to ex­press his feel­ings about a miss­ing ‘Clancy of the Over­flow’.

For the po­ets out there the line, ‘Clancy’s gone to Queens­land drov­ing and we don’t know where he are’ may serve as a prompt.

Wher­ever you are Clancy, be it drov­ing or per­form­ing know that Denise has never for­got­ten you and won’t rest un­til she finds you.

TV per­son­al­ity Denise Drys­dale

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