TV entertainer Lionel Blair left huge fortune to his family in his will

TELLY entertainer Lionel Blair has left a £1.1million fortune in his will.

The dancer, 92, died in November after an eight-decade showbiz career.

His £1,176,645 estate will be shared by wife Susan, whom he married in 1967, and their three children.

Blair moved from Canada to London as a child and began working as an actor aged 14.

His self-taught dancing skills were inspired by watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

He was choreographer for many TV shows before becoming a judge on New Faces in the 1970s.


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He was a team captain on ITV’s Give Us A Clue and won new fans later in life with appearances in reality shows such as Celebrity Big Brother.

Actor Sanjeev Bhaskar said: “I loved the fact that he’d always pepper every conversation with a bit of a tap dance.”

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