Jim Bowen, Bullseye host and comedian, dies aged 80

Jim Bowen, Bullseye host and comedian, dies aged 80
 

Jim Bowen, the comedian and broadcaster best known for hosting the darts-based gameshow Bullseye, has died at the age of 80.
Bowen, a former teacher whose entry into showbusiness came via standup comedy, became a household name when he began presenting the ITV show in 1981.
A number of strokes – in 2011 and in 2014 – left him struggling to walk and talk for some time but did not affect his trademark sense of humour.
“I’m very well and I’m expecting to make it! Between your ears you feel 35 but when it gets to your legs and arms your body doesn’t know,” he told the Daily Mirror last year.... read more

 
14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 34
Source: Guardian
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