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Saturday 23 August 2014

Broadcaster George Hook announces his retirement

Published 06/01/2014 | 17:17

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Hook has announced his retirement

Broadcaster George Hook has revealed that he plans to leave television after the Rugby World Cup 2015 and his popular Newstalk radio show will end in September 2016.

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“Today is the first day of the 12th season of the Right Hook, I never imagined that would happen,” the 72-year-old  wrote online this afternoon.

He followed up his pensive tweet with the announcement that he will retire from broadcasting within the next two years.

“The Right Hook will end at the end of September 2016 if God spares me,” the Corkman wrote.

“Plan to leave TV after Rugby World Cup 2015,” he added.

George Hook and his wife Ingrid have three children together and six grandchildren.

In 2005, Hook published his autobiography ‘Time Added On’. The book followed his years in business and how he decided to pursue journalism.

By Denise Calnan

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