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Watch Out!: An Autobiography Hardcover – 1 Oct 1998


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Century; First Edition, First Impression edition (1 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712679200
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712679206
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 917,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Watch Out! is the hilarious but also frank and sometimes moving autobiography of one of Britain's most famous television stars, Jeremy Beadle. Jeremy writes honestly about his life beginning with his rare genetic disability, his illegitimacy and his less than illustrious academic career. He was in trouble from an early age for his pranks and practical jokes which inevitably ended in him getting hauled before headmasters and bosses alike. However, these jokes, which started out getting him fired, ended up providing him with a very lucrative career. Jeremy Beadle reveals the backstage secrets from some of his television shows: Game for a Laugh, Beadle's About and You've Been Framed. He also adds numerous stories about his celebrity friends, including, Terry Wogan, Rod Stewart, Bob Hoskins and even members of the Royal Family. Jeremy talks frankly about his family, the father he has never met and reveals why he has never married his long-term partner, Sue. He also explains how his big break came about at the age of 24 and how through his enthusiasm and determination he rose to being one of Britain's best known entertainers. Watch Out! is both funny and honest, revealing a man with a limitless love of life. --Pat Naylor

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Wiliams on 16 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I found this book to be rip roaring fun, each of the 792 pages had me gasping for breath to keep back the laughter that was issuing from my mouth. His account of the mix up when taking Princess Di to the Savoy had them end up with The people's princess wrapping her gums around a savaloy in the back of Eamon Holmes' Vauxhall Cavalier. This book doesn't just chart the bewildering heights but also the awful, awful lows. Such as Beadle's aborted rap album with Nelson Mandella and his battles with a lifelong tic tac addiction.

9/10 (I deducted the 1 because there are numerous grammatical errors throughout.)

All in all, Mr. Beadle deserves a big hand from all of us. BRAVO SIR!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr Hardy on 12 April 2011
Format: Hardcover
Jeremy Beadle was and is a show business legend; for almost a century this practical joker was at the fore front of British Television, cutting edge journalism and hardcore horse on woman pornography.

This fine autobiography traces Beadle's desperate struggle for fame, often to be over shadowed by his twin brother; plate balancer and ferret breeder, Simon 'Corn beef face' Weston. It was only after a 1 night stand with TV's Floella Benjamin that Beadle first got bit by the media bug (quite literally; Floella's clunge was infested with crabs). With Floella's insider knowledge, Beadle quickly became known to producers and canteen staff at many minor local radio stations and started work at BBC Pinxton as a researcher for broadcastings titans Bob Carolgees, Anne Diamond and Richard Madeley.

By the early 1980's Beadle was very much in demand as a panelist on shows such as 'You Bet', 'Crosswits' and 'Win, Lose or Draw', whilst maintaining a career as Sous-Chef at the Marco Pierre-White patronised Little Chef, Croydon. His trademark pixie hand and comedy teeth were soon to find their own showcase on `Game For A Laugh', `You've Been Framed' and `Beadles About' (the latter being the favourite show of the much missed Queen Mother, who told the Radio Times in an interview just before she died; "that honkie mother f**ker is the funniest c**t on the box!)

Before his shock death in 2008 of rabies, Beadle was in line for a Knighthood for several bulk donations of his underwear to the Spastic community combined with his journalistic coverage of the shooting of Jill Dando, the Soham murders and the closure of 7 Kwik Saves in the Aberystwyth area.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 April 2000
Format: Hardcover
Beadle has made millions of people laugh with his hilarious wind-ups over the years.Who can forget that guy with the white van that got pushed into the water? Well, maybe some weren't all that good... This book discusses Beadle's rise to the top in style. As presenter of such classics as Game For A Laugh and of course Beadle's About he introduced his brand of wind-up to the world.We should all be thankful for such a comedic gift! He then went on to present that camcorder show which was quite good. He doesn't do that anymore though and his absence from our screens is a disgrace.This book made me realise how much I miss Beadle and it filled a gap for a short while. I am a fan of major personalities,and if you are too,please allow me to recommend the biographies of Eric Hall (a friend of Beadle), Greg Martin and Peter Stringfellow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Aug. 2000
Format: Hardcover
i found this book fabulous i really enjoyed it and the career advice may help too as i would like to go into the media the part that stands out for me is where he organised the bickershaw festival and his dealings with Chuck Berry and others many people put Jeremy Beadle down if they read this it would probably change their view as it did mine
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