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Skint-diddly-aye-dee-dee; Country favourite Hugo Duncan, 67 declared bankrupt.

Byline: ALAN ERWIN

SINGER and broadcaster Hugo Duncan has been declared bankrupt.

Proceedings were brought at the High Court in Belfast against the 67-year-old over tax arrears related to his private entertainment company.

The order was based on a petition by HM Revenue and Customs.

Affectionately known as "The wee man from Strabane", Hugo first achieved stardom throughout Ireland as a country and western music singer.

He also hosts a hugely popular afternoon radio show on BBC Radio Ulster, on which he is famed for his sayings, and was on our screens 20 years ago with George Jones and Christine Lampard for with Insolvency over coming BBC show Town Challenge. Under the terms of the court adjudication he is expected to be discharged from bankruptcy in 12 months' time.

His spokesman said in a statement: "Mr Duncan is subject to a bankruptcy order in relation to his private entertainment business. Mr Duncan will fully co-operate with the order."

Insolvency lawyer Maria Glover of Napier and Sons Solicitors, who acted for the Co Tyrone entertainer, gave a similar pledge.

She said: "He will work closely and co-operate with the Insolvency Service over the coming weeks."

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He'll work closely with Insolvency Service over the coming weeks MARIA GLOVER lawyer yesterday

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