Dickie davies passes away

Much loved UK broadcaster Dickie Davies dies aged 94

Subject of a Benny Hill skit and immortalised in the song ‘Dickie Davies’ Eyes’ by the satirical rock band ‘Half Man Half Biscuit’, Dickie Davies transcended his role as anchorman of ITV’s ‘World of Sport’ to become one of the most enduringly popular faces on 1980s television. Born as Richard Davies in 1928, it was not until he took over as the main ‘World of Sport’ presenter from Eamonn Andrews in 1968 that he changed his name to Dickie at the behest of his friend, the footballer and pundit Jimmy Hill, who suggested the change during a round of golf.
Davies spent his early professional life outside sport, completing his national service with the RAF before taking a job as head purser on the Queen Mary ocean liner.

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Oooops I thought he died long ago !

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Oooops I thought he died long ago !

Me too,…“He had a good innings” as My old Dad would have said,

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Me too Ripple/May.
He always came across as a good man.
RIP Dickie.