Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse enjoy emotional reunion

Harry Enfield, 59, and Paul Whitehouse, 62, looked to be reminiscing on the good days on Tuesday as they enjoyed a tearful reunion in London. 

The beloved comedy duo looked to be having a wonderful time as they caught up, with Paul shedding a tear and both the pair guffawing during the outing. 

Having formed their act in the late Eighties and hitting screens in the iconic Harry Enfield & Chums in 1990, they were marking 30 years since becoming of the UK’s most legendary comedy double acts during their al fresco meet. 

With one of their most famous sketches being The Old Gits, with Harry’s flat cap they could easily be mistaken for the beloved characters on their day out.  

The Old Gits! Harry Enfield, 59, and Paul Whitehouse, 62, looked to be reminiscing on the good days on Tuesday as they enjoyed a tearful reunion in London

The Old Gits! Harry Enfield, 59, and Paul Whitehouse, 62, looked to be reminiscing on the good days on Tuesday as they enjoyed a tearful reunion in London

The comedy legends looked like no time had passed during their animated chat however their ensembles were a slight giveaway of the past three decades. 

Harry sported a sensible white flat cap and transition glasses, yet showed his more wild side when he hopped on a scooter and puffed a vape. 

It was Paul who looked overcome by emotion as he wiped his eyes, seemingly crying, as they spoke before falling back into laughs.  

Harry and Paul first propelled to stardom in the late Eighties on Channel 4’s Saturday Live where they co-created and played a host of different characters. 

Tender moment: The beloved comedy duo looked to be having a wonderful time as they caught up, with Paul shedding a tear and both the pair guffawing during the outing

Tender moment: The beloved comedy duo looked to be having a wonderful time as they caught up, with Paul shedding a tear and both the pair guffawing during the outing

There they are! The duo dressed as Alf Git and Fred Git in 1994

There they are! The duo dressed as Alf Git and Fred Git in 1994

Now and then: Harry was low-key as he met up with his partner of 30 years

Pictured in 1994

Now and then: Harry was low-key as he met up with his partner of 30 years (pictured right in 1994)

Characters in their sketches included kebab shop owner Stavros, who spoke in broken English, and the iconic plasterer Loadsamoney.

Loadsamoney, a character constantly bragging about wealth, was created in a reaction to Margaret Thatcher’s government, with the sketch taking on a life of its own and spawning a sell-out tour and hit single. 

Showing the brevity of the character, in May 1988, Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock used the term ‘loadsamoney’ to criticise the policies of the Conservatives and journalists began to refer to the ‘loadsamoney’ economy.

Sad times! Paul came over emotional during the outing

(pictured in 1997)

Sad times! Paul came over emotional during the outing

Times are changing: The comedy legends looked like no time had passed during their animated chat however their ensembles were a slight giveaway of the past three decades

Times are changing: The comedy legends looked like no time had passed during their animated chat however their ensembles were a slight giveaway of the past three decades

Heading off: Harry sported a sensible white flat cap and transition glasses, yet showed his more wild side when he hopped on a scooter and puffed a vape

Heading off: Harry sported a sensible white flat cap and transition glasses, yet showed his more wild side when he hopped on a scooter and puffed a vape

Following the success of the obnoxious plasterer, the duo created Bugger-All-Money, a Geordie spin-off, with Harry embodying both characters at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium in 1988.

Amid concerns that their satirical character was being seen in a good light, the duo decided to have him run over in a Comic Relief Show. 

In 1990, Harry’s sketch BBC sketch show Harry Enfield’s Television Programme was born and was later retitled Harry Enfield & Chums, in a nod to his partners Paul and Kathy Burke. 

Puffing away! Harry stole a moment for a puff on his vape

Puffing away! Harry stole a moment for a puff on his vape

IT'S NOT FAIR! Harry also created the iconic Kevin The Teenage (alongside Kathy Burke as Perry)

IT’S NOT FAIR! Harry also created the iconic Kevin The Teenage (alongside Kathy Burke as Perry) 

Loadsamoney! Loadsamoney, a character constantly bragging about wealth, was created in a reaction to Margaret Thatcher's government, with the sketch taking on a life of its own and spawning a sell-out tour and hit single

Loadsamoney! Loadsamoney, a character constantly bragging about wealth, was created in a reaction to Margaret Thatcher’s government, with the sketch taking on a life of its own and spawning a sell-out tour and hit single

Upsetting: It was Paul who looked overcome by emotion as he wiped his eyes, seemingly crying, as they spoke before falling back into laughs

Upsetting: It was Paul who looked overcome by emotion as he wiped his eyes, seemingly crying, as they spoke before falling back into laughs

The show was the birthplace to legendary characters including Annoying Kid Brother, who grew into Kevin the Teenager, Stan and Pam Herbert, Tim Nice-But-Dim, The Scousers, Smashie and Nicey, Wayne and Waynetta Slob. 

The other favourites include two old-fashioned presenters, Mr Cholmondley-Warner and Grayson, who are still referenced in pop culture. 

They returned to screens with Harry & Paul, originally called Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry & Paul, in 2007, in a show that spanned four seasons – the first two on BBC One and the final two moving to BBC Two due to rating falls. 

Icons: In 1994 the duo created The Fast Show which ran to 1997, with specials in 2000 and 2014. The structured show relied on character sketches, gags and catchphrases

Icons: In 1994 the duo created The Fast Show which ran to 1997, with specials in 2000 and 2014. The structured show relied on character sketches, gags and catchphrases

In 1994 the duo created The Fast Show which ran to 1997, with specials in 2000 and 2014. The structured show relied on character sketches, gags and catchphrases. 

In October 2014, the beloved duo resumed their roles as The Self Righteous Brothers, Frank and George Doberman, in a sketch for The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night – Channel 4’s testicular cancer awareness comedy show.

In August 2015, Harry and Paul celebrated their then-25-year partnership by presenting an Evening With Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse. 

Way back when: The duo pictured on Harry Enfield And Chums

Way back when: The duo pictured on Harry Enfield And Chums 

Heading off: Harry climbed on to a scooter to make his way home

Heading off: Harry climbed on to a scooter to make his way home

Way back when: The duo as Smashy and Nicey at the 1993 BRIT Awards

Way back when: The duo as Smashy and Nicey at the 1993 BRIT Awards

Aside from work, in their personal lives it was revealed earlier this year that Harry had apparent split from Lucy, his wife of 23 years. 

Sebastian Shakespeare revealed their marriage had hit the rocks and he had moved out of their elegant family home in Notting Hill.

An insider said: ‘It’s very sad, but Harry is living elsewhere. He’s being comforted by a female friend. Lucy’s heartbroken.’

Paul has recently starred in the Only Fools And Horses stage show, where he stars as Granddad. The show is based off the sitcom, which ran from 1981 until 2003 and starred the legendary David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and the late Lennard Pearce.

Safety first! Harry wore a mask as he emerged

Safety first! Harry wore a mask as he emerged 

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

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