Frank Bough (Died aged 87) Biography: Wiki, Age, Wife, Career, Death Cause

Who is Frank Bough? Frank Bough Bio/Wiki

Frank Joseph Bough was a television presenter from England. He was best known as the former host of BBC sports and current affairs programs, which he introduced alongside Selina Scott and Nick Ross, including Grandstand, National, and Breakfast Time. He was born on 15 January 1933 in Staffordshire, England.

After the cancer was detected, Bough had a liver transplant in 2001 and then lived in retirement in Holyport, Berkshire. A friend of the family said that on 21 October 2020, Bough died in a nursing home.

Age

He was 78 years old.

Career

As a host and reporter, Bough joined the BBC, presenting a new Newcastle upon Tyne-based show called Home at Six, which was eventually renamed North at Six and then became BBC Look North in 1963.

He was Sportsview’s presenter between 1964 and 1968 and became the presenter of the BBC Sports Analysis of the Year in 1964, which he would host for 18 years. He was a frequent host for 15 years of the BBC’s flagship Saturday afternoon sports show, Grandstand, between 1968 and 1983.

For the 1966 World Cup in England, Bough was one of the BBC football analysts and covered the match at Ayresome Park in Middlesbrough, where North Korea beat Italy 1-0, in a game considered one of the biggest upsets in the history of the World Cup.

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Bough went on to present Nationally, the early evening magazine program. This made him one of British television’s most familiar faces in the 1970s.

Bough was a guest on the Morecambe and Wise Christmas special in 1977, performing a song and dance routine with a number of well-known television personalities in a sailor’s uniform, including film critic Barry Norman and rugby league commentator Eddie Waring.

In 2009, he contributed to a program broadcast on BBC Four that looked back on Nationally.

Wife

When he was doing his national service, Bough met Nesta Howells and they married after he left the army in 1959.

They had three sons, David, Andrew, and Stephen. After the revelations that influenced Bough’s later career, Nesta remained in the relationship.

Death Cause

From 1994, he was a regular member of the Royal Free Singers, a Windsor-based choir.

After the cancer was detected, Bough had a liver transplant in 2001 and then lived in retirement in Holyport, Berkshire. A friend of the family said that on 21 October 2020, Bough died in a nursing home.

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