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Hit TV quiz host Bob Holness dies at 83

Published 07/01/2012 | 05:00

Bob Holness
Bob Holness

BOB Holness, best known as the genial host of hit BBC quiz 'Blockbusters', died yesterday in his sleep, aged 83. He had suffered a number of strokes.

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His roles on 'Call My Bluff' and as host of 'Blockbusters' made him a household name in Britain. The quiz, which ended in 1993, featured student contestants answering trivia questions based on the letters of the alphabet.

A feature of the show saw Bob trying to keep a straight face despite facing sniggering students asking him: "Can I have a P please Bob?" -- a question he claimed never to be fed up hearing.

Irish Independent

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