Eastenders star cancels appearances as he is struggling with health since the death of his partner

Former Eastenders star Bobby Davro has cancelled his upcoming appearances as he has been struggling with his health. It started after his partner's death last year.

Bobby Davro struggling health
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Bobby Davro struggling health

Bobby Davro played Vinnie Monks on the long-running BBC show Eastenders. He made his first appearance on October 8, 2007, and announced on July 19, 2008, that he was quitting the show to follow other projects. His last appearance was on December 1, 2008.

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Bobby Davro, born Robert Christopher Nankeville, is famous for being a comedian and an impressionist. He became a household name in the 80s and 90s thanks to several shows on ITV, including Bobby Davro on the Box, Bobby Davro's TV Annual and Bobby Davro's TV Weekly, as per The Sun.

However, recently the comedian has taken ill and has decided to cancel his upcoming appearances. According to a source, he has been struggling since he lost his partner last year.

Bobby Davro cancels his upcoming gigs for health reasons

A source told The Sun that Bobby Davro had felt unwell during his last appearance in Surrey and the crowd was concerned:

Bobby was taken unwell during a gig last week in Surrey. Everyone in the crowd were hugely concerned about him. Bobby has now cancelled his upcoming gigs and is taking some time out.

It was announced on X - formerly Twitter - that Davro’s appearance at at the House of Stand Up in Sutton, South London, on Thursday, January 25 was replaced by comic Milton Jones.

It hasn’t been revealed what health issues Bobby Davro is struggling with but the source did say that the comedian has been struggling since the death of his partner last year:

He has been struggling since the loss of his fiancee Vicky last year but threw himself into work to try and keep his mind off it.

Bobby Davro’s partner Vicky Wright died last year

Bobby had proposed to Vicky in November 2022 and held an engagement party in December at the Kings Arms, in Egham, Surrey. The two had dated on and off for 12 years, as per The Sun. The engagement party included video messages from the couple’s friends, including Sir Cliff Richard, Gilbert O’Sullivan and Lee Mead.

Sadly, Vicky Wright was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October 2022. Vicky died on May 3, 2023, in St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey. She was surrounded by her family, including her fiance Bobby. Vicky's father, footballer Billy Wright had also died of pancreatic cancer in 1994.

Concerning Vicky’s death, Bobby Davro wrote:

It's been just over a week since my beautiful @vickywright5459 left this world and its only now I feel strong enough to share my feelings.
I want to thank everyone for their support and expressions of love and kindness you have shown me and Vicky's family and loved ones…
To think we will never hear her voice to hear laughter look into her beautiful eyes see her smile to hold her and to kiss her is devastating and so incredibly painful.
She will be in my thoughts and in my heart forever. She was my Schluffe and I loved her and always will.

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Sources used:

The Sun: ‘STAR'S STRUGGLE Ex-EastEnders star Bobby Davro taken ill during gig with appearances cancelled as star struggles after fiancée’s death’

The Independent: ‘Vicky Wright death: Bobby Davro’s fiancee dies just days after cancer diagnosis’

Daily Mail: ‘I will miss you so very much and you will be in my heart forever': Bobby Davro breaks his silence on fiancée Vicky Wright's death from cancer and says he will 'always' love her

The Sun: ‘HUBBY DAVRO Comic Bobby Davro is engaged to long-term girlfriend Vicky Wright’

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