Thursday 21 September 2017

Blockbusters presenter Bob Holness dies

Holness, best known as the host of the ITV1 quiz Blockbusters, had a career spanning almost 60 years. Photo: PA
Holness, best known as the host of the ITV1 quiz Blockbusters, had a career spanning almost 60 years. Photo: PA

Robert Dex

Broadcaster Bob Holness died today aged 83, his family said.

Holness, best known as the host of the ITV1 quiz Blockbusters, had a career spanning almost 60 years.



A statement released by his family said he "died peacefully in his sleep early this morning".



Holness, who suffered a number of strokes and has been in a nursing home, leaves his wife Mary, three children and seven grandchildren.

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