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Former Grandstand host Frank Bough dies aged 87 

Added 10-26-20 12:36:02am EST - “Former Grandstand presenter Frank Bough has died at the age of 87. The TV sports personality died on Wednesday in a care home, a family friend told the BBC.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Former Grandstand host Frank Bough dies aged 87 ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Tributes have been paid to former BBC broadcaster Frank Bough, the Grandstand host who became the first voice heard on British Breakfast TV, after his death at the age of 87.

Bough, who for much of his career was one of the most famous and highly paid personalities on UK television screens, died in a care home last Wednesday, a family friend revealed.

Fellow broadcaster Michael Parkinson once said of Bough: 'If my life depended on the smooth handling of a TV show, Bough would be my first choice to be in charge.'

Bough fronted the team who launched the BBC's Breakfast Time, revolutionising the UK television landscape in January 1983.

After the news of his death last night, current breakfast presenter Piers Morgan called him 'one of the great live TV presenters', but added that his career had been 'ruined by scandal'.

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