Norman Barrett (ringmaster)
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He is well known for his act with performing budgerigars. As a younger man, he was a bareback rider, famous for his Ben Hurr act where he would stand astride two horses while others ran in the opposite direction between his legs.
Barrett worked with all the world's great circuses and spent 25 years at Blackpool Tower Circus. He was also the ringmaster of the Belle Vue Christmas Circus in Manchester in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Barrett has spent the last 16 years as ringmaster for the well known Zippo's Circus touring England and Scotland.
In 2013, Barrett appeared as the Mystery Guest on Russell Howard's Good News, series 8 episode 6.
Barrett, with his budgies, appeared as a guest on Sunday Night at the Palladium in May 2015.
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