A comedy duo whose career and friendship lasted more than 40 years will be commemorated by a blue plaque.

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, also known as Morecambe and Wise or Eric and Ernie, worked together in variety, radio, film and television from 1941 until Morecambe’s death in 1984.

The Heritage Foundation put up a plaque in memory of Morecambe at Teddington Studios, where the pair recorded their final four series and some of their most memorable programmes.

The solo plaque will now be replaced by a tribute to the much-loved pair as the foundation feel it is fitting to commemorate the double act together.

The blue plaque will be the latest in a string of memorials at the site and will sit alongside others dedicated to Tony Hancock, Benny Hill, Sid James and Kenny Everett.

There is also a plaque to Morecambe at his former home in Finchley, North London, and at BBC Television Centre in West London, where he is honoured alongside Wise.

The Heritage Foundation will unveil the blue plaque at Teddington Studios, in Broom Road, on Sunday, April 21.