But now that the father-of-two has fully recovered he will be returning to the show for the 10th series.
Actress Janine Duvitski, who stars with Tim in Still Open All Hours, said that although he has lost a lot of weight, he is recovering.'So I saw him last week and he's lost a lot of weight,' she said.'He was really poorly.
Due to my role as the elder statesmen of Expat affairs, (albeit an unofficial title) the Shallow Man received the following request: "Shallow Man, I tried some of your dating tips, but really can't be bothered to stroke someone's Lion King hair, or compliment them on their appearance if I don't like how they are dressed, for me, that's a little bit....shallow? Of course, in order to make sure that the advice I provided was based on real world experiences, I sacrificed myself and actually joined several dating sites – and had a number of dates whose results I shall keep to myself while smiling at my screen. The expat herd tend to flock online (don't' say that too quickly) to the Expatica dating site which is the best place found by the Shallow Man not only to meet expats, but open minded locals as well.
The Expatica site is incredibly easy to use and has local sites in a number of countries including my present home, the Netherlands.
Registering is easier than than finding a kebab shop in Amsterdam East.