Jeremy Beadle dies
- 31 Jan 08, 10:24 AM
There'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.