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Bob Holness, former Blockbusters host, dies aged 83

Bob Holness, best known as the host of daytime quiz show Blockbusters, has died. He was 83.

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.

Katherine Downes reports.

  • 06 Jan 2012