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Billy Connolly celebrates 80th birthday with visit to favourite Glasgow cafe

Legendary Scottish comedian Sir Billy Connolly visited one of his favourite Glasgow cafes on his 80th birthday, much to the delight of the owners.

The Big Yin went to Jessie Biscuit in Milngavie on Thursday, November 24, as part of the celebrations.

The funnyman was also spotted there earlier this month and is known to be a regular at the Station Road venue.

Staff were delighted to welcome back Billy on his big day, and shared the visit on social media, writing: "A special day for a special man.

"Thank you for choosing to come back to Jessie biscuit to celebrate your 80th birthday. From everyone at Jessie Biscuit, a huge happy birthday, Sir Billy Connolly."

The visit was met with warm praise from fans. One person on Facebook said: "Brilliant endorsement by Sir Billy of a great little coffee shop. Well done Jessie Biscuit. Happy Birthday, Sir Billy."

Another said: "A special day for a special person."

A third wrote: "This is wonderful to see. Happy Birthday. Lovely from team Jessie Biscuit."

The comic was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease while undergoing surgery for early-stage prostate cancer in 2013 and officially retired from live comedy five years later.

Billy with staff at Jesse Kitchen (Jesse Kitchen/Facebook)

Sir Billy and his wife, Pamela Stephenson, who have been based in the United States for more than 30 years, have lived in Quay West in Florida since 2016.

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