The Krankies do Kiss and Tell
Not sure how I feel about this
Not sure how I feel about this
PANTO legends The Krankies have told how they were secret swingers who slept with a string of lovers in their heyday.
The kids’ favourites – husband and wife Ian and Janette Tough – have revealed they only gave up their wild nights when it all got too complicated.
In an outrageous interview, to be broadcast on Radio Scotland today, they claim they had to give up sleeping around to prevent their lovers getting jealous.
The couple, who are appearing in Robinson Crusoe at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium, (with John Barrowman) said they had an “anywhere, anytime” attitude to sex.
When radio host Edi Stark quizzed them about their “active physical relationship”, Ian, 64, admitted they enjoyed sex on golf courses, adding: “Jersey was good.” Jersey was very good.
And Janette, famous as naughty schoolboy Wee Jimmy Krankie, said: “We went out for Sunday lunch one day and got a bit romantic out at sea.
“We nearly ended up in France. I couldn’t make it last that long now.”
Janette said they called time on their swinging lifestyle because their other partners were getting jealous and they were afraid of “kiss and tell” stories appearing.
Ian said: “Today it would be in the papers instantly. In those days people were very good.” (lmao)
Both Ian and Janette, also 64, admitted they were “wilder than rock stars” on tour and would often drink to excess.
She said: “It wasn’t years or months or anything like that. It was when we were on tour.”
Ian added: “Status Quo lent us their coach once and when we gave it back they said, ‘Blinkin’ heck, this is worse than if we’d lent it to a rock show and this was for a kids’ show’.”
The couple got together when they were just 18 after meeting at Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre.
They tied the knot three years later and have been married for 43 years.
Ian revealed he is very protective of Janette and once punched Paul Daniels in a bar on Jersey, where he and Janette were doing a summer season.
But he said he had since made it up with the TV magician.
He said: “I was a bit punchy when I was in my thirties. Again it all goes back to protecting reputation.
“Yes – I punched Paul Daniels – but that’s not really a bad thing is it? omg
“I think he must have contradicted something I was saying.
“I’d likely had a drink and I just went… bang . He fell off his chair and the whole bar applauded and said, ‘It’s time somebody did that.’
“Paul’s matured like me. He knows he was a bore in those days.”
Ian also revealed he used to enjoy streaking.
He said: “We were in our early thirties and we got fame and went a bit berserk. Luckily we didn’t get into drugs, like they do today, but we were wild.
“I used to run round housing estates with nothing on for a bet.
“We were party people.”
This whole thing omg I can't. IT'S AMAZING. The most random topic for a come and see our film/buy our dvd/ COME TO OUR PANTOMIME promo interview.
*No John Barrowmans were involved in the antics of this interview. Though I get the feeling he would approve lbr.