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Jan 06 2012

Bob Holness – Longtime Pinner Pesident, dies at age 83

Bob Holness, former host of daytime quiz show Blockbusters, has died at 83.

He was best known for hosting ITV gameshow Blockbusters, from 1983 to 1993, complete with its hexagonal board, gold runs and the classic double entendre contestant request: “Can I have a P please, Bob?”

In a statement, his family said he had “died peacefully in his sleep” early on Friday morning.

Holness, who had suffered a series of strokes, had been in a nursing home. He is survived by his wife Mary, three children and seven grandchildren.

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