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Bibliogryphon

Posted 24 March 2016 - 12:15 PM

Paul O'Grady (Blankety Blank) - 2 heart attacks behind him (60)

Anne Robinson (Weakest Link) - former alcoholic and has had skin cancer (71)

Henry Kelly (Going for Gold) (69)

 

and pushing it a bit

 

Prof Heinz Wolff (Great Egg Race) - 87

 

Bibliogryphon - I didn't realise Bamber was still above ground until reading your post (81). Bing Bong Bamber, Bamber Gascoigne.

 

Another pretty obscure one that I didn't include

 

Steve Jones - The Pyramid Game now aged 72.


Grim Up North

Posted 24 March 2016 - 05:38 AM

Paul O'Grady (Blankety Blank) - 2 heart attacks behind him (60)

Anne Robinson (Weakest Link) - former alcoholic and has had skin cancer (71)

Henry Kelly (Going for Gold) (69)

 

and pushing it a bit

 

Prof Heinz Wolff (Great Egg Race) - 87

 

Bibliogryphon - I didn't realise Bamber was still above ground until reading your post (81). Bing Bong Bamber, Bamber Gascoigne.


RoverAndOut

Posted 24 March 2016 - 03:09 AM

 

With the deaths of Terry Wogan and Paul Daniels I began to think that hosts of the classic British quiz shows are getting thin on the ground

 

Here are the obvious ones:

 

  • Nicholas Parsons - Sale of the Century
  • Bruce Forsyth - Play Your Cards Right
  • Roy Walker - Catchphrase
  • Bamber Gasgoine - University Challenge
  • Jim Bowen - Bullseye
  • Tom O' Connor - Crosswits
  • Lionel Blair - Name That Tune
  • Michael Aspel - Give Us A Clue
  • William G Stewart - 15 to 1
  • Michael Barrymore - Strike it Lucky

 

 

Well some of those are only loosely quiz shows, more game shows, which come in all shapes and sizes. Widening your net slightly in that case, I can think of a few more aged 60+:

 

Dale Winton - Supermarket Sweep (60)

Gordon Burns - Krypton Factor (73)

Jim Davidson - Big Break/Generation Game (62)

Les Dennis - Family Fortunes (62)

Noel Edmonds - Telly Addicts/Deal or No Deal (67)

Clive Anderson - Whose Line Is It Anyway (63)

Richard O'Brien - Crystal Maze (73)

Ed Tudor-Pole - Crystal Maze (60)

Chris Tarrant - Who Wants to be a Millionaire (69)

Jasper Carrott - Golden Balls (I know, I know...) (71)

And Paxman's 65 now too...

 

Admittedly, of these, I would say only Gordon Burns and Richard O'Brien (maybe Les Dennis and Chris Tarrant) deserve entry into your pantheon of classic game show hosts. And you've made me sad now when I thought about all the ones no longer with us. No Wogan, no Bob, no Robert Robinson, no Bob Holness, no Richard Whiteley...

 

Oh, and then there's the bloke what presented It's a Knockout! I wonder what happened to him...?


Bibliogryphon

Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:38 PM

With the deaths of Terry Wogan and Paul Daniels I began to think that hosts of the classic British quiz shows are getting thin on the ground

 

Here are the obvious ones:

 

  • Nicholas Parsons - Sale of the Century
  • Bruce Forsyth - Play Your Cards Right
  • Roy Walker - Catchphrase
  • Bamber Gasgoine - University Challenge
  • Jim Bowen - Bullseye
  • Tom O' Connor - Crosswits
  • Lionel Blair - Name That Tune
  • Michael Aspel - Give Us A Clue
  • William G Stewart - 15 to 1
  • Michael Barrymore - Strike it Lucky

Sir Creep

Posted 21 November 2015 - 05:55 AM

American game show host of Sale of the Century and Card Sharks, Jim Perry, dies at 82, cancer. http://www.ctvnews.c...at-82-1.2668049

lol wtg Y-Dub you holding this trump card thread waiting to use it. Well done!
SC

CaptainChorizo

Posted 21 November 2015 - 12:06 AM

Sad to hear. One of my earliest tv memories are Card Shark reruns on the Usa Network.


YoungWillz

Posted 20 November 2015 - 10:29 PM

American game show host of Sale of the Century and Card Sharks, Jim Perry, dies at 82, cancer. http://www.ctvnews.c...at-82-1.2668049


time

Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:28 AM

Another old US game show host, Geoff Edwards, hits the jackpot.

the_engineer

Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:58 AM

Don't know if this was posted anywhere i couldn't find it but chris tarrant if in a spot of Heart trouble on the plane back from Thailand, I think you treated yourself to one too many 18 year old thai escorts Chris .

http://www.dailymail...g-Thailand.html

Or maybe he had too many ladyboys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq0BITsiqQg

Death Impends

Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:41 PM

The team that picked him surely has to have the DDP distinction of the greatest slant towards the beginning of the alphabet whilst not being a terrorist theme team.

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