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Watch: Never Mind The Buzzcocks tribute to Sean Hughes

Never Mind The Buzzcocks has released a tribute to Irish comedian Sean Hughes following his death on Monday at the age of 51.

The funnyman served as a team captain on the popular music panel show from 1996 - 2002.

In tribute to the star, the quiz show released a video compilation of Hughes' best and funniest moments on the series.

The YouTube post read: "So many memories made on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, these are just a few. A tribute to the great Sean Hughes."

As well as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Hughes was also known for his Channel 4 sitcom Sean's Show, which was nominated for a British Comedy Award in 1992.

The comedian also had roles in The Last Detective and Coronation Street, as well as appearing in the 1991 Irish hit film The Commitments.

In 1990 he became the youngest ever winner of the Perrier Comedy Award for his Edinburgh Festival show A One Night Stand With Sean Hughes.

Tributes from fellow comedians have poured in since news of his death, with Irish funnyman Dara O Briain describing him as "one of the Irish comedy trailblazers in the UK."

Jason Manford wrote on Twitter: "Very sad to hear about Sean Hughes. A brilliant comic and a lovely bloke."

Nica Burns, the director of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, said: "He was a huge talent, a really good comic, instinctive timing from day one and a very good writer. He will be missed."

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