World News – GB – Frank Bough is dead: tribune presenter dies in nursing home aged 87


Former TV presenter Frank Bough, who was best known for his presentation for Grandstand and Breakfast Time TV, has died aged 87 The death of the BBC legend has been confirmed by a family friend

The star was best known for her flagship BBC sports program Grandstand and Breakfast time one in 1983

Former Newsround anchor Lizo Mzimba broke the news, writing: « Frank Bough has passed away at the age of 87, family friend confirmed »

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His career was ruined by scandal, but he was one of the great live TV presenters Bad news « 

One fan replied: « Sad news, I remember him on TV when I was little, I always had a nice smile x »

Another added: « Sad news I remember him and his wife Nesta doing the vacation schedule and still eating outdoors RIP Frank »

Frank was known as an avid footballer and became the presenter of Sportsview in 1964, succeeding Peter Dimmock

After his stint ended in 1968, he moved on to host Grandstand, the BBC sports show aired on Saturday afternoons.

Frank first joined the BBC as a presenter and reporter, presenting a new Newcastle upon Tyne-based show called Home at Six, which was later renamed North at Six


Frank married Nesta Howells after leaving the military in 1959 and they had three sons David, Stephen and Andrew together

The BBC host met Nesta as he was finishing his national service She stood by his side during the scandals that marred his later career

Frank was released by the BBC when he got mired in a « sex and drug scandal », which involved « taking cocaine and wearing lingerie at sex parties »

More recently in his career, Frank was a presenter for LBC radio in the early 1990s

He was also involved with the station for the launch of London News Talk and switched to the News 973 service until 1996

Frank was a regular member of a Windsor-based choir called the Royal Free Singers from 1994

The former radio host underwent a liver transplant in 2001 after being diagnosed with cancer, and then lived in Berkshire for his retirement

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