Comedian Eddie Large is recovering in hospital after having a heart transplant, his agent has said.
Large was part of a hugely successful TV double act
Large's spokesman Peter Prichard said the entertainer was "up and
joking" with his wife Patsy at his side.
Large, 62, real name Eddie McGinnis, had been treated in hospital in March last year for an undisclosed heart problem.
Large, who lives in Bristol but is originally from Manchester, was one half of the TV comedy duo Little and Large, who were hugely popular during the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s.
The lengthy operation took place on Tuesday at an undisclosed hospital.
Large hit the big time with Syd Little - real name Eddie Cyril Mead - after the pair won TV talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1971.
In its heyday, their BBC One show was a staple of early Saturday evening TV entertainment, drawing millions of viewers.