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Morecambe & Wise breakfast scene named 'most iconic sketch'

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Morecambe & Wise's breakfast scene has been voted by Gold viewers as the comic duo's 'most iconic' sketch.

The musical skit, which involves Eric and Ernie dancing around a kitchen to 'The Stripper', has been commemorated by comedy channel Gold with a unique portrait of the icons made entirely from breakfast food.

Watch the legendary Morecambe & Wise breakfast scene:



The artwork has been created by artist Carl Warner and a team of food stylists over two days.

The picture includes 3 gammon steaks for the pair's heads, vanilla pods for Eric's famous glasses, All Bran and Shredded Wheat for hair and kippers and mackerels for their outfits.

Watch the 'making of' the new Morecambe & Wise portrait:



Bacon, mushrooms, 2 dozen eggs, 7 cans of baked beans, 150 tomatoes and 23 sausages are also used in the picture.

Steve North, Gold general manager, said: "The breakfast scene is by far my favourite Morecambe and Wise sketch and clearly the British public love it too, so this seemed the perfect opportunity to bring two comedy heroes to life and mark the start of an exciting new show on Gold that will celebrate two national treasures."

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise at Eric's home in Harpenden

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Gold's survey of over 2,000 Morecambe & Wise fans marks the launch of a new series about the British comedy icons.

The series will showcase never-before-seen sketches and routines and first-hand testimony from Eric Morecambe's wife Joan.

Bring Me Morecambe & Wise starts tonight at 9pm on Gold.

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise launch their autobiography 'Eric and Ernie'

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