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1 Jim Bowen - RIP on Wed Mar 14 2018, 13:18

BoltonTillIDie

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Broadcaster and comedian Jim Bowen, best known for hosting darts-based game show Bullseye in the 1980s and '90s, has died at the age of 80.

His wife confirmed the news to BBC Radio Lancashire.

The former deputy headmaster, who was from Lancashire, began his career as a stand-up comedian on the club circuit in the 1960s.

He became a household name when he began presenting Bullseye in 1981. The show ran for 14 years until 1995.

Bowen also had a number of TV acting roles, including in Muck and Brass, Jonathan Creek, The Grimleys, and as as Hoss Cartwright in the second series of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights.

And he presented a live morning magazine programme on Radio Lancashire from 1999 to 2003.

2 Re: Jim Bowen - RIP on Wed Mar 14 2018, 13:34

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He had a stroke a couple of years back and I read that he was improving rapidly.

Didn't hear anything about him since.

RIP

3 Re: Jim Bowen - RIP on Wed Mar 14 2018, 13:51

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@BoltonTillIDie wrote:Broadcaster and comedian Jim Bowen, best known for hosting darts-based game show Bullseye in the 1980s and '90s, has died at the age of 80.

His wife confirmed the news to BBC Radio Lancashire.

The former deputy headmaster, who was from Lancashire, began his career as a stand-up comedian on the club circuit in the 1960s.

He became a household name when he began presenting Bullseye in 1981. The show ran for 14 years until 1995.

Bowen also had a number of TV acting roles, including in Muck and Brass, Jonathan Creek, The Grimleys, and as as Hoss Cartwright in the second series of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights.

And he presented a live morning magazine programme on Radio Lancashire from 1999 to 2003.
RIP. Another one gone.

Didn't he get sacked from Radio Lancashire for using racist language?

4 Re: Jim Bowen - RIP on Wed Mar 14 2018, 21:19

y2johnny


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I've just heard a rumour about someone else and im hoping and praying it isnt true.  If 2018 can just fuck off already.

5 Re: Jim Bowen - RIP on Wed Mar 14 2018, 21:57

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@y2johnny wrote:I've just heard a rumour about someone else and im hoping and praying it isnt true.  If 2018 can just fuck off already.
That's right,tease us. What a Face

6 Re: Jim Bowen - RIP on Thu Mar 15 2018, 08:34

y2johnny


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Ive not heard anyrhing since apart from a few speculative tweets so im hoping its not true

7 Re: Jim Bowen - RIP on Thu Mar 15 2018, 08:47

karlypants

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@y2johnny wrote:Ive not heard anyrhing since apart from a few speculative tweets so im hoping its not true

Come on Johnny, drop us a name! Very Happy

8 Re: Jim Bowen - RIP on Mon Mar 19 2018, 15:38

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There's a severe lack of jokes going around, this is as good as I've seen:

Jim Bowen was the second of two celebrity deaths in one day.
Non darts player Stephen Hawking went first.

Let's hope his funeral is super, smashing, great.

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