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The Krankies celebrate 50th years of marriage

PANTO legends The Krankies celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today - and have revealed the secret to a lasting relationship is having two TVs.

Ian and Janette Tough, both 72, met at the Glasgow Pavilion Theatre in December 1965 and now they are marking their golden wedding anniversary.

The couple dated for three months before becoming the iconic duo we know them as today.

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The pair then married in 1969 at St Columba's Church in Kirkintilloch and they spend their time between homes in Devon and Australia.

Glasgow-born Mr Tough told The Daily Mail: "I believe in a practice the old Scottish comic Jack Milroy told me about.

"He said: "Always have two TVs in the house".

"At the time I thought he was just a crazy old comic but as I've got older I've realised what he meant."

He added: "Every night I go to my office, switch on my 55-flat screen and watch what I want - usually drama and films - and Janette watches her favourite quizzes in the lounge. She also controls the wine so I don't guzzle!"

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The landmark anniversary coincides with a BBC revival of classic kids TV show Crackerjack which The Krankies appeared on in the early 1980s.

They were invited to take part in the relaunch on the CBeebies channel but had to decline.

Mr Tough said: "We can't fit the dates in as we are away for our golden wedding anniversary."

The couple will go on a Carribean cruise before visiting panto mate John Barrowman and his parents in California.