His signature prop was a tickling stick - a sort of comedy feather duster - and he was often joined by colorfully clad, diminutive companions known as the Diddy Men.
Piers was joined by his Good Morning Britain co-host Charlotte Hawkins who also paid tribute, while comedian Gary Delaney joked: 'RIP Sir Ken Dodd.
The 90-year-old star died at his Liverpool home on Sunday, with his wife Anne, who had been his partner for 40 years, at his bedside.
British comedian Ken Dodd has died aged 90, his publicist has announced.
He added, "She (Anne Jones) got hold of the local vicar and organized the registrar to come to the house and they got married".
"One of the greatest".
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But as people started to recall the laughter Sir Ken brought to their lives and said their own "Tatty bye" to Doddy, one floral tribute summed up the community's reaction.
Jonathan Higgins, now head of entertainment and events at the Sands Centre, has worked closely with Sir Ken during his 11 years at the venue.
"In this world of celebrities clamouring for attention Ken Dodd had this presence that he was an undoubted superstar". It's rather sad that he passed away two days after getting married to the love of his life.
Sir Ken's publicist Robert Holmes added: "With Ken gone, the lights have been turned out in the world of variety".
Dodd was famous for his epic stand-up shows and his last performance in Belfast in 2004 was no different with audience members treated to a staggering five-hour set.
'He was a very thoughtful man - one of the last greats of the music hall tradition'.
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A book of condolence will be opened this morning at Liverpool Town Hall for people to pay their respects to comedy genius, and Freeman of the City, Sir Ken Dodd. He was an education to watch and, afterwards, at 1.30 am, he had beers with me in the dressing room and talked showbiz.
"Thank you for all the laughs Sir Ken and tatty bye from your friends at Eastbourne Theatres". A privilege, and a loss.
"John says, 'what, buy a pair of shoes for a tenner?' Take the shoes out of the box and every spare penny you get put it in the box because you give too much to charity and don't keep enough for yourself".
Tributes are pouring in including from fellow Liverpudlian Claire Sweeney, who described Dodd as a "legend and an inspiration".
And another said: "Thank you for your incredible sense of humour and the laughs you left us with".
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