play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
chevron_left
volume_up
chevron_left
  • play_arrow

    North Derbyshire Radio

World News

TV presenter Bamber Gascoigne dies

todayFebruary 8, 2022 11

Background
share close

TV presenter Bamber Gascoigne dies

TV presenter and author Bamber Gascoigne has died at the age of 87 following a short illness.

Gascoigne, best known as the original host of BBC’s University Challenge, died at his home in Richmond, the Grange Park Opera has announced on behalf of his family.

In 2014 the TV star inherited 14th century Surrey estate West Horsley Place from his aunt, the Duchess of Roxburghe, where Grange Park Opera built an opera house in the woods.

A statement from the opera said: “TV presenter and author Bamber Gascoigne has today (8 February 2022) died at his home in Richmond after a short illness.

“The 87-year-old – famous for being the original host of BBC’s University Challenge – had been married to his wife Christina, a potter, for five years.”

Published: 08/02/2022 by Radio NewsHub

Written by: NDR NEWS

Rate it

Previous post

World News

PCA admits failings over Azeem Rafiq racism allegations

Professional Cricketers’ Association chief executive Rob Lynch has accepted the union made failings with its support to Azeem Rafiq in the wake of his racism allegations against Yorkshire. Former spinner Rafiq described the organisation as “incredibly inept” and insisted it “left me on my own” during an appearance in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee in November when laying bare his battle with discrimination in the […]

todayFebruary 8, 2022 15


0%