Keith Shenton Harris was an English ventriloquist, best known for his television show The Keith Harris Show which ran on Saturday evenings on BBC1 from 1982 to 1990 and club appearances with his puppets Orville the Duck and Cuddles the Monkey. He had a UK Top 10 hit single in 1982 with "Orville's Song" which reached number 4 in the charts selling 400,000 copies; later voted the worst song ever recorded. Harris appeared in several Royal Variety Performances and also performed privately for the Royal Family. At the request of Diana, Princess of Wales he was booked as an act for the 3rd birthdays of Princes William and Harry at Highgrove and Kensington Palace. Harris had chemotherapy treatment after a cancer diagnosis in 2013. He sadly passed away on 28 April 2015, at the age of 67.