TV presenter Dennis Norden has died, aged 96

19 September 2018, 09:15

Dennis Norden
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By Tom Eames

TV legend Dennis Norden has passed away at the age of 96, his family has confirmed.

Best known for hosting It'll Be Alright on the Night for many years, the host died on Wednesday morning (September 19) after spending "many weeks" at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

Norden began writing comedy at the age of 19, and later teamed up with comic Frank Muir for comedies including Take It From Here.

He started hosting ITV's clip show It'll Be Alright On The Night - with his trusty clipboard - in 1977, and presented it until his retirement, aged 84, in 2006.

His children Nick and Maggie said they wanted to thank "all the dedicated staff and doctors who have looked after him - with much devotion".

"A wonderful dad, a loving grandfather and great great-grandfather - he gave his laughter-mongering to so many.

"He will be in our hearts forever".