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Grotbags the witch star Carol Lee Scott dies aged 74

Grotbags the witch star Carol Lee Scott dies aged 74

Children of the early 90s are in mourning today as it's announced that TV's Carol Lee Scott has passed away earlier this week at the age of 74. 'To many of you she was Grotbags - a legend! In the grand tradition of pantomime villainy, her youthful audience adored her for it.

Born in Somerset, Scott spent 19 years working as a Pontins Blue Coat, where she honed her live entertainment skills, before collaborating with Hull on the popular children's show.

She tweeted: "My dear aunty Carol passed away yesterday, RIP Grotbags, I will miss you".

The touching message prompted Rufus Hound to send his honest apologies for her loss and he went on to refer to Carol as an "icon for folk" for his generation.

A clip from "Grotbags" has been going viral this week, featuring Carol and various characters as she croons out a soul number appropriately titled "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News".




Grotbags, a bright green witch known for her robe, hat and huge wart, was a much-loved TV character for young children from 1982-84.

Scott and Hull remained friends until his death in 1999.

She then shared another message on Twitter sharing some pictures of her late aunt. "Thank you for her".

Carol impacted many people's childhood, so the love and tributes didn't end there...


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