The day is nearly over and we’re celebrating the holidays with some happy memories.
John Holiday, who made a fortune with his popular sitcom Happy Holidays, has been awarded a rare honour.
The former US president has received the Royal Television Society Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to British television.
The award was presented to him by Sir Michael Stipe, chairman of the RTS and the society’s general secretary.
“It is the only time the Royalty Awards are given to a British actor,” he said.
Holiday, 54, played the title role in Happy Holiday, which ran for five seasons from 1997 to 2002. “
He is a brilliant actor and I wish him all the best for the future.”
Holiday, 54, played the title role in Happy Holiday, which ran for five seasons from 1997 to 2002.
“In my heart I’m going to be back, I’ve been going all summer and I’ve only just finished it,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live in 2014.
He made a whopping £6.9m ($10m) in total, but that didn’t stop him getting into trouble.
In 2009, he was convicted of sexually abusing three teenage girls in the US and received a 10-year jail sentence, with the sentence commuted to six months.
In 2010, he admitted having sex with a 15-year-old girl while in the Caribbean and received probation.
Holiday also admitted to having sex in China and admitted having a sexual relationship with a woman in India.
In the US, he received a four-year prison sentence and paid a $2.9 million fine.
In 2012, Holiday was sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of two counts of rape, one count of sexual battery, one of kidnapping, one counts of making child pornography and one count each of possessing child pornography, possession of child pornography with intent to sell and distributing child pornography.
“This is a sad day for the British family,” said Sir Michael.
“John Holiday will never be forgotten and he will be missed by many.
We are grateful for his contribution to television and hope that his legacy lives on for generations to come.”
John Holiday’s Happy Holiddays was a ratings hit for British television, with a total of 12.9million viewers tuning in.
He died in 2017 aged 85.
His widow, Anne, also has the honour of being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award.
“The RTS is not a family organisation and it’s not a political organisation,” said Anne.
A post-mortem examination revealed that Holiday had “a significant brain tumour” and was undergoing surgery.”
We are extremely grateful for the support that he has received, and we look forward to celebrating the holiday with him and his family.”
A post-mortem examination revealed that Holiday had “a significant brain tumour” and was undergoing surgery.