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Frank Bough dead: BBC TV presenter and Grandstand star dies aged 87


TV presenter Frank Bough has died aged 87.

The star was best known  for his role on BBC sports programme Grandstand.

During his high-flying career, the TV personality established himself as one of the highest paid presenters on the BBC.

A family friend of the star confirmed the sad news Frank had died to the BBC.

Frank died in a care home last Wednesday.

No further details about his death have been released.

The star enjoyed a long career in broadcast before his retirement in 1998.

As well as Grandstand, he made his mark on TV shows including Nationwide and Breakfast Time.

Frank started out as a presenter on Sportsview in 1964 after he took on the role from Peter Dimmock.

Later he made the advantageous move to the BBC’s leading sports show Grandstand.

The sports fan cemented his status as a presenting legend.

He was a regular host on Grandstand for 15 years from 1968 until 1983.

But Frank was sacked from the BBC in 1988 over an alleged drugs and prostitutes scandal.

However, Frank continued a fruitful career as he went onto present shows on ITV and Sky TV.

As for romance, Frank married Nesta Howells in 1959 and they built a family together.

They raised their three sons David, Stephen and Andrew.

Tributes flooded social media for the late presenting star.





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