Clancy, hurry up and ring Ding Dong
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