Davies went on, highlighting how Cribbins seemed to know and be liked by everyone he encountered.
He wrote: “He knew everyone! He’d talk about the Beatles and David Niven, and how he once sat on the stairs at a party impersonating bird calls with T H White. Then he’d add, ‘I said to Ashley Banjo last week…’”
On Doctor Who, Davies wrote that Cribbins “loved” being in the popular children’s show and said he told him, “Children are calling me grandad in the street!”.
Davies continued: “His first day was on location with Kylie Minogue, but all eyes, even Kylie’s, were on Bernard. He’d turned up with a suitcase full of props, just in case, including a rubber chicken.
“And what an actor. Oh, really though, what a wonderful actor. We once took him to the TV Choice Awards and sent him up on his own to collect the award, and the entire room stood up and cheered him. That’s a lovely memory.”
Davies signed off the moving tribute, writing: “I’m so lucky to have known him. Thanks for everything, my old soldier. A legend has left the world.”
Posting on Twitter, comedic actor Matt Lucas shared a similar photograph, writing: “Thank you Bernard Cribbins for delighting us all. A lovely, funny, brilliantly talented man.”
\u201cThank you Bernard Cribbins for delighting us all. A lovely, funny, brilliantly talented man.\u201d