Barry Humphries convinced Andrew Lloyd Webber to star on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’.
The 75-year-old composer has revealed that the late comic – who died in April, aged 89 – talked him into accepting the supply to seem on the BBC present.
He advised The Sun newspaper: “The late, nice Barry Humphries inspired me to do ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’.
“Over lunch he advised me that, after two weeks of filming, he had confirmed what he had lengthy suspected – he was, in spite of everything, essentially the most attention-grabbing individual in his household.
“But unlike Barry, I have to admit there were some rather fascinating characters in my family.”
Humphries was finest identified for enjoying Dame Edna Everage, and his household beforehand insisted that his legacy will “live on”.
His household stated in a press release: “He was utterly himself till the very finish, by no means dropping his good thoughts, his distinctive wit and generosity of spirit.
“With over 70 years on the stage, he was an entertainer to his core, touring up till the final yr of his life and planning extra reveals that can sadly by no means be.
“His audiences have been valuable to him, and he by no means took them with no consideration.
“Although he could also be finest remembered for his work in theatre, he was a painter, creator, poet, and a collector and lover of artwork in all its varieties.
“He was additionally a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a buddy and confidant to many. His passing leaves a void in so many lives.
“The characters he created, which brought laughter to millions, will live on.”