Hull’s Ken doll will ‘stand next to Lord Mayor’ at Hull Fair before partying in fluffy-carpet caravan

Hull’s very own Ken doll has revealed his plans for Hull Fair and they include “standing next to the Mayor” and partying in a “fluffy-carpet caravan” for nine days.

Jimmy Featherstone, who is best known for being Hull’s very own “plastic fantastic” Ken Doll and has found international TV fame, says he looking forward to partying with “old traveller friends” at the fairground.

The 22-year-old, who treated Beverley Races “like his wedding day”, now says he is stopping in a caravan costing £2,000 a week with his traveller friends and has been “planning his outfits for months”.

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The 22-year-old who 'spent thousands' on Beverley Races, is treated Hull Fair much the same - even planning his outfits months in advance
The 22-year-old who ‘spent thousands’ on Beverley Races, is treating Hull Fair much the same – even planning his outfits months in advance

But, before opening night commences, the self-confessed tanning injection addict said he “will be standing next to the Lord Mayor.”

The Hooked On The Look star said: “I have been in talks with Hull City Council about opening this year’s Fair.

“I know it is tradition that the Lord Mayor does it but I may be up there too.



A sneak peak of the inside of the caravan with a fluffy carpet where Ken Doll is staying during Hull Fair
A sneak peak of the inside of the caravan with a fluffy carpet where Ken Doll is staying during Hull Fair

“I will be there every night but on the first day at 2pm I’ll be next to where the opening is and will be stood alongside the Lord Mayor. The council said I could be a part of it.”

Jimmy, who spends £10,000 a year on cosmetic surgery, went on to share his excitement about the return of the event.

He said: “After last year’s cancelled event I’m looking forward to spending my time catching up with old friends. There’s so much more to the Fair behind all the fun of the fairground.



Jimmy says he has already pitched up in a Hull Fair trailer ready for partying and fun
Jimmy says he has already pitched up in a Hull Fair trailer ready for partying and fun

“It’s a place to meet new friends and catch up with old traveller friends that I haven’t seen for ages due to the pandemic – the Fair is the place to come together.

“We’re all showmen, we meet up with our horses. I have had some time away and now I am back in the saddle horse competing and modelling. Many people think you pitch up for free but owners of trailers pay £2,000 for the week.”

The Hull-born man, who has found TV fame in America and New Zealand has been dressing up in tweed, and enjoying drinks out of cut glass tumblers in a caravan with a fluffy carpet.

Jimmy said: “I’ve been coming to Hull Fair from being little. My mum used to buy us new clothes and push us round in Silver Cross prams. It’s such a great event.

“I also have new outfits for the Fair as it’s a tradition. I have been getting my outfits ready for months.

“Then once the Fair closes there’s separate bars for showmen and travellers to get together and have a good drink.”

Jimmy will appear on Hooked On The Look airing RTLTV in the UK this Thursday, sharing his £10,000 a year cosmetic surgery addiction.

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