A BOOK of condolence in memory of comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has been opened at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton.

The much-loved star, famous for his epic stand-up shows, his tickling sticks and Diddy Men, died on Sunday, aged 90, in the Knotty Ash home he was born in.

He wed Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years, on Friday.

You can leave your tribute to him in the book of condolence, which is situated in the Floral Pavilion's foyer.

Mayor Ann McLachlan and consort Bill McLachlan left a message in the book, which read: "The people of Wirral will miss and remember you forever Ken. 

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Anne and your family."

Among those who will pay tribute is Faye Robinson – a member of the world-famous Tiller Girls – who performed in Ken’s shows.

Faye told the Globe: "I first worked with Ken in 1962 and went on to be great friends with him and Ann.

"I think it's only right that people in Wirral should have the chance to pay their respects to Ken.

"He appeared on stage many times at the Floral Pavilion. He was the last person to perform in the old theatre and the first to perform in the venue after it was rebuilt.

"It was an important part of his life."

Born in Doncaster, Faye joined The Tiller Girls aged 16.

It launched a career of performances on numerous television variety shows including Sunday Night at the London Palladium, Saturday Spectacular, Billy Cotton Band Shows and the Royal Albert Hall Christmas Spectaular.

As well as Sir Ken, Faye has shared the stage with the likes of Sir Bruce Forsyth, Bob Monkhouse, Max Bygraves.

Now in her 70s, Fay has lived in Wallasey for more than 30 years. She took over the Tiller Girls in 2000 and published a book about them, called My Sixteen Sisters, in 2015.

The Tiller Girls were formed in Manchester by John Tiller in 1889.