The BBC reports that former TV presenter and grandstand host Frank Bogg has died at the age of 87.
He was part of the BBC’s commentary team for England’s World Cup victory in 1966 and has been at the forefront of sporting events for 15 years – before David Coleman and handed over to Deslin in 1983.
The presenter died Wednesday in a care home, a family friend told the broadcaster.
Bug was one of the best-known TV hosts of the 1970s and 1980s, and was part of the BBC’s Breakfast TV show in 1983.
His career with the corporation was expelled in 1988 following a scandal.
Bug regretted the incident and said his behavior was “very ridiculous”.
A BBC spokesman said: “Frank has been with the BBC for many years as a live presenter, and we regret his death.
We extend our condolences to his family and friends.
RIP Frank Bug, 88. Star of Grandstand, National Wide and Breakfast Time. The sad news. pic.twitter.com/nX646ByqOp
– ierspiersmorgan October 25, 2020
Posted online by fellow BBC journalists and other broadcasters.
Good Morning Britain host Pierce Morgan said: “RIP Frank Bug, Star of Grandstand, Nationalwide, Breakfast Time.
“His career was ruined by corruption, but he was one of the live TV presenters. The bad news. “