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The nation is in mourning as much-loved broadcaster Bob Holness died today, aged 83.
Bob, best known as the host of the ITV1 quiz Blockbusters, had a career spanning almost 60 years.
A statement released by his family said he 'died peacefully in his sleep early this morning, aged 83, after his health deteriorated following a number of minor strokes over the past few years'.




It added: 'Although Bob will be best remembered for being the host of the cult television programme Blockbusters, it should be mentioned Bob was also an accomplished theatre actor and his radio broadcasting career spanned over six decades.
'The famous Pinner resident was beloved by students everywhere for his catchphrase 'I'll have a P, please, Bob'.
Bob, who suffered a number of strokes and had been in a nursing home, is survived by wife Mary, the couple married in 1955, and had three children and seven grandchildren.
Bob was born in Vryheid, South Africa but moved to Kent with his family when he was a child.
He later moved back to South Africa where he received his first job as a radio presenter, and met his wife.
The couple returned to the UK in 1961 and Bob joined the BBC as an announcer on Late Night Extra, initially on the BBC Light Programme and later on BBC Radio 1 and 2.
He also became the second actor to portray James Bond, starring in a radio adaptation of Moonraker in 1956.

Between 1975 and 1985, he was co-presenter with Douglas Cameron of the breakfast-time AM Programme on London's LBC radio station.
His television career was kick-started in 1961 when he became the host of game show Take a Letter.
But his break came in 1983 on Blockbusters which he presented until 1994.
The show saw teenagers collapse in fits of laughter as they asked the lovable host 'for an E please Bob'.
The arrival of dance drug Ecstasy on the rave scene saw him regularly asked for an E by his student contestants.
He has said: 'People say "Don't you ever get fed up with it?" but I didn't. I loved everything to do with the show so it always got a very positive reception from me, however many times I heard it.'
One mark of his popularity was the widespread urban myth, believed by many, that Holness played the trademark saxophone solo on the Gerry Rafferty hit Baker Street.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...-treasure.html

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"I want a 'p' please Bob!"

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Poor Bob Holness, he's only been at the pearly gates for 5 minutes and along comes Amy Winehouse "can i have an E please Bob"


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this is going to sound really bad, but I just won points because of his death. I had him picked on this website i go to. You pick 10 famos people you think will die the year you play. Shitty for him good for me!

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