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Jeremy Beadle dies

  • Posted by Vaughan
  • 31 Jan 08, 10:24 AM

Jeremy BeadleThere's some sad news making the headlines today. TV star Jeremy Beadle died of pneumonia yesterday (30 January), at the age of 59.

During the '80s and '90s, the elaborate practical jokes he sprung on unsuspecting members of the public in series like Game for a Laugh and Beadle's About drew huge audiences to Saturday night ITV. You can read a full obituary on the BBC News site.

If you've been listening to The Ouch Podcast for a while, you might recall that Jeremy was one of our early guests on the show, back in June 2006. Presenters Mat Fraser and Liz Carr asked him about his TV career and his love of trivia, and he talked frankly about his attitude towards his disability - Poland Syndrome - and being treated for kidney cancer.

As Ouch's small tribute to Jeremy, here's the complete interview for you to listen to again (MP3 file, 4.9mb). Or, if you prefer, you can read the transcript.

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  • At 01:03 AM on 01 Feb 2008, Katie Fraser wrote:

I was sad to hear of Jeremy's death, he sounded like a genuine person when you all interviewed him and he was a great and talented performer. He did have a lot of bad health issues, like his Poland Syndrome and his leukaemia but was always so happy and loved life to the full.

Shame he has died , the world has lost a talented man.

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