Bobby Ball's friends and family laid the comedy legend to rest in Blackpool today.

Bobby's funeral cortege joined Blackpool's East Beach at 1pm today, continuing along Central Beach before stopping momentarily at Lowther Gardens.

The procession then continued along West Beach and onto Clifton Drive and Inner Promenade, before moving on towards Blackpool Promenade.

It then paused at Blackpool Tower and the Comedy Carpet, which is where fans will be able to pay their respects.

His close friend Tommy Cannon has been seen arriving at the comedian's funeral in Blackpool today.

The beloved actor, 82, looked visibly upset as he turned up to pay his respects to the comedy legend at his funeral in Blackpool today (November 17).

Bobby Ball's close friend Tommy Cannon arrived at the funeral in Blackpool

He looked close to tears as he walked ahead of the procession with his wife.

Bobby's friends wore red braces - like the comedian used to wear on stage - in a tribute to him for the memorial service as they celebrated his life.

People could also be heard saying "Rock on Tommy" as they waited for his coffin to arrive at the church.

Bobby's widow Yvonne could be seen wearing all black and a face mask as she kept her head down whilst walking into the service.

Crowds of people could be seen outside the Blackpool Tower

The Nolans were also seen in attendance at the funeral as they arrived to pay their respects to the comedy legend, who found fame back in the 70s.

The funny-man died at the age of 76 on October 28 in the seaside town's Victoria Hospital from coronavirus complications.

He rose to popularity as part of the comedy double act Cannon and Ball alongside his friend Tommy Cannon.

They had their own television series The Cannon and Ball Show and appeared in a number of movies and programmes together.

The Nolan sisters were also seen in attendance

Back in 2011, Bobby found a new fanbase when he entered the Australian for the fifth series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, in which he came in fifth place.

Following the star's tragic death, tributes poured in from fans, friends and colleagues who had fond memories of Bobby.

His close friend and co-star Tommy Cannon said: "I'm absolutely devastated, I've lost my partner, my best friend and the funniest man I know. Thank you for your messages, prayers and love."

Former Coronation Street star Les Dennis broke down in tears as he spoke of Bobby on BBC Breakfast.

Previously on Twitter he wrote: "Just heard the sad news that the wonderful Bobby Ball has died. He was a true entertainer with real funny bones. Thoughts with Tommy, Yvonne and his family at this sad time. RIP Bobby."