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'Ow's about that, then? Museum fixes it for Jimmy Savile and his chair

TELEVISION legend Sir Jimmy Savile has been reunited with the iconic velvet chair made famous by TV show Jim'll Fix It.

It has been bought by Savile's Hall at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The square-shaped seat, with electronic drawers and a tea maker, has not been seen in public for nearly 20 years.

It surfaced when Martin Fillery, a collector and dealer, put the chair up for sale on eBay.

Sir Jimmy said: "I'm not usually an emotional person but on this occasion I am full of memories about the 1300 fix-its. We made so many people happy over the 20 years of the programme."

Savile's Hall is planning to display the item in the city's newest exhibition and conference banqueting centre. Jim Vincent, its managing director, said: "We are delighted to purchase the Jim'll Fix It chair. We are creating a memorabilia display in his honour and it will go centre stage."

Sir Jimmy also modelled a range of fancy dress tracksuits based on his own zany style, designed and produced by Smiffy's fancy dress suppliers.

 
 
 

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