U.K. TV, Radio Star Jeremy Beadle Dies
January 31, 2008 at 5:48 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of U.K. media personality JEREMY BEADLE, who died after a battle with pneumonia at 59.
Best known as the host of practical-joke TV shows "GAME FOR A LAUGH" and "BEADLE'S ABOUT," BEADLE started as a writer providing material for radio and TV hosts before joining the BBC as a host on RADIO 2, RADIO 4, and RADIO 2, later joining LBC and CAPITAL RADIO before his TV career took off. He later hosted a SUNDAY show on TALK RADIO UK (now TALKSPORT) and hosted the U.K, version of "WIN BEN STEIN'S MONEY," "WIN BEADLE'S MONEY."
BEADLE had been in poor health in recent years, losing a kidney to cancer and being diagnosed with leukemia.