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Frank Bough

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BlueThursday · 25/10/2020 20:43

Lizo from BBC reporting the death of frank

Always enjoyed breakfast tv with frank back in the day

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Gingernaut · 25/10/2020 20:49
Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g · 25/10/2020 20:49

To be honest, I thought he'd already died. 87, a good age. The sound of Grandstand to me, when I was growing up in the 60s and 70s.

nosswith · 25/10/2020 20:51

I recall he left under a cloud, was it drug taking or something else? That probably only leaves David Icke as a former Grandstand presenter still alive.

HirplesWithHaggis · 25/10/2020 20:52

Very short obit from the Beeb, there. Grin Grin Grin

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g · 25/10/2020 20:52

Cocaine and visits to brothels, I'm sorry to say. Huge surprise given his squeaky clean image up to then.

HirplesWithHaggis · 25/10/2020 20:53

Sex parties wearing ladies' lingerie, while taking cocaine. Naughty Frank.

nosswith · 26/10/2020 08:21

Thanks for reminding me of the details. I remember reading at the time how much of a shock it was to his co-presenters.

ApricotOLeary · 26/10/2020 11:30

Doesn't sound too bad compared to what other presenters were doing and got away with. At least it was with consenting adults

Devilesko · 26/10/2020 11:35

It wasn't sex parties. He had a drink with some prostitutes, that's all.
Wa blown right out of proportion and wouldn't be mentioned now.
Such an awful announcement, they really shouldn't have bothered, his poor family to be remembered this way.

ApricotOLeary · 26/10/2020 12:30

Glad to see from that link above that they've done a proper obituary for him now

WildRosie · 26/10/2020 12:56

nosswith, I believe Desmond Lynam and Steve Ryder are still with us.

To be fair to FB, he had a quite colourful private life which many people in the entertainment industry had, or may still have. His two books, Cue Frank! and Frank Bough's Breakfast Book, are both worth a read.

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