ibusinesslines.com September 20, 2018

Jim Bowen, Bullseye host and comedian, dies aged 80

14 March 2018, 11:12 | Myron Mathis

WENN•ITVJim Bowen dead The Bullseye star has died aged 80

Jim Bowen dead The Bullseye star has died aged 80

Jim was also a stand-up comedian and school headmaster before becoming a household name hosting Bullseye from 1981 for 14 years.

Born 20 August 1937, he was adopted by Joe and Annie Whittaker and moved from Cheshire to Lancashire.

Did Jim Bowen have previous health issues?

His most popular catchphrase was super, smashing, great'.

And his his much-loved catchphrase "you can't beat a bit of Bully" was a firm favourite with fans.

Jim Bowen with the FA Cup prior to a football match with Ipswich in Morecambe, UK, in 2001.

He enjoyed cameo roles in dramas such as Last Of The Summer Wine as well as roles in Jonathan Creek and in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights.

"And I thought, that's some feeling that he must get after that".

At training college, he met his future wife Phyllis and they married in 1959.

"Nothing for two in a bed" referred to how contestants would win a prize by hitting the appropriate part of the dartboard but would lose the prize if they hit it twice.

In 2011, he said he had learned to "appreciate all the things in life" after suffering two strokes.

Bowen presented a morning radio show for Radio Lancashire between 1999 and 2002 but resigned after making a racist remark on air.

"I've known him since the Bullseye days".

Bowen started out as a teacher but was inspired to take up comedy after watching Ken Dodd perform two shows - lasting a total of seven hours - one night in Blackpool. Great guy", while actor Will Mellor tweeted his own tribute, saying: "Sad news about Jim Bowen! "We are all shedding a tear", John Pleus, a family friend, said.

Other News

Trending Now

March 14th is Pi Day, so enjoy some pie!
Pi is also celebrated by some on July 22 (22/7) instead of today and it's called Pi Approximation Day. If you were curious, the National Pi Day official website has expanded it to a million places .

Hillary Clinton Criticized After Saying Trump Voters Supported a 'Backwards' Agenda
The Clintons are "a virus in the Democratic party" and should "move on", Meghan McCain has said. " That's a lot of states ". Refusing to be beaten Clinton then kicked off her sandals and continued barefoot without issue.

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for snow for Kent
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the Island between midnight on Saturday and midnight on Sunday. Cold air is moving our way from Europe and it will see temperatures plunge this weekend.

Avalon Advisors LLC Has Increased Its Coca (KO) Position
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This piece was originally published by The Lincolnian Online and is owned by of The Lincolnian Online. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.01.

Monster Hunter World Deviljho Release Date Revealed, Free DLC Coming Soon
As always, stay tuned to the Monster Hunter channels on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates . April will also see the Spring Blossom Fest taking place and the Mega Man Palico gear surfacing.

Ben Carson and wife selected controversial $31K dining set, emails show
The spokesman initially blamed the expensive order on "the career staffers in charge of the building". The set included a Newport dining table with a mahogany finish along with upholstered chairs.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) CEO Sells $1402833.39 in Stock
Dividend Information For Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 7. Zacks Investment Research lowered Activision Blizzard from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, January 8th.