Frank Bough dead – BBC TV presenter & Grandstand star dies in care home aged 87

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FORMER TV presenter Frank Bough has died at the age of 87.

Bough was most known for presenting BBC's flagship sports programme, Grandstand.

The 87-year-old died in a care home last Wednesday

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The 87-year-old died in a care home last WednesdayCredit: Rex Features

Bough was known for his presenting on BBC's Grandstand

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Bough was known for his presenting on BBC's GrandstandCredit: Rex Features

He also launched the BBC's Breakfast Time TV programme in 1983.

A family friend told the BBC that bough died last Wednesday in a care home.

His career began in 1964 when he presented the show Sportsview, taking over from Peter Dimmock

Bough established himself as a TV personality and became one of the highest-paid presenters on the BBC.

However, his career came to an abrupt end in 1988 after the BBC sacked him following an expose by the News of the World.

The newspaper shared two very public sex and drug scandals.

Since then the presenter chose to live as a recluse with his wife at their home in Berkshire.

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