Tommy Cannon

He’s a national treasure who became a household name as one half of Cannon and Ball.

Tommy Cannon
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Tommy Cannon played the straight man to the late Bobby Ball as the double act which dominated prime-time TV for more than a decade. Tommy Cannon was born Thomas Derbyshire on 27th June 1938 in the small town of Oldham. He now lives in North Yorkshire with his lovely wife and five children. Tommy's hobbies include golf, staying fit, reading, gardening and spending time with his extended family. Tommy's first appearance on TV was as Cannon and Ball in 1979, on the Wheeltappers and Shunters Club and nearly 50 years later, is still going! As well as being the star of The Cannon and Ball Show, he has appeared on shows such as Masterchef, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Heartbeat, Emmerdale and everything else in between, even starring in a film - The Boys in Blue! In 2024, Tommy will be releasing an autobiography all about his life and will be embarking on his first ever solo tour up and down the UK. Actor, singer and comic, Tommy has lived an extraordinary life – most recently being lauded by rock star Robbie Williams at a sell-out concert in Manchester and releasing a song written by Robbie Williams songwriter titled, I Don't Need To Be Hip.

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