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Chic Littlewood

Chic Littlewood

Well-known TV and variety performer Chic Littlewood has died in Auckland.

Chic Littlewood He came to New Zealand from Britain with his wife and their two sons in 1964 and worked as a baker, later getting into theatre and eventually tv, hosting such favourite children’s shows as Chicaboom, which in 1978 became Chic Chat.

In 1977 he was the first variety entertainer to be awarded Entertainer of the Year, and in 1979 the Variety Artists Club awarded him a Benny Award.

Chic Littlewood also did drama, including a stint on Shortland Street beginning in 1993.

He died this morning after a long illness, aged 84.

– Newstalk ZB

Chic Littlewood

Chic Littlewood was the face of Lotto when the game was introduced in 1987. Photo / Paul Estcourt

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  • steve and monique

    RIP, a good Kiwi bloke gone.

  • sarahmw

    RIP sadly another good kiwi bloke gone.

  • Michael

    Being of a certain age, I remember getting home from primary school and watching Chic Chat on the Pye 21 inch. A legend and I can’t think of any contemporary star who have the warmth and talent of Littlewood and the others of my time as a primary aged child sitting in front of the TV after school.

    RIP Chic and go well.

  • Eiselmann

    Sad to hear the news , he provided some happy memories when I was a kid. RIP Chic and thank you.

  • Mark

    I have fond memories of Chic Chat, as a child. RIP.

  • oldmanNZ

    RIP Chic, your memories will live on…..a legend he is.