Who was Frank Bough (Grandstand Host Dies at 87) Wiki, Bio, Age, Cause of Death, Wife& More Facts

Frank Bough Wiki – Frank Bough Biography

Frank Bough the Former Grandstand presenter Frank Bough has died at the age of 87. The TV sports personality died on Wednesday in a care home, a family friend told the BBC.

Frank Joseph Bough was an English television presenter. He was best known as the former host of BBC sports and current affairs shows including Grandstand, Nationwide and Breakfast Time, which he launched alongside Selina Scott and Nick Ross. Wikipedia

Born: January 15, 1933, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Spouse: Nesta Howells (m. 1959)
Books: Frank Bough’s Breakfast Book
Education: The Marches School, Merton College
Awards: British Academy Television Richard Dimbleby Award

Frank Bough Dies at the age 87- BBC Reported

Frank Bough, one of the most familiar faces on BBC television from the 1960s to the 1980s, has died at the age of 87.

Frank Bough Career

He joined the BBC as a reporter for what would become Look North, and went on to host some of the corporation’s most popular shows, including Grandstand and Breakfast Time.

But his career came to an abrupt end after a newspaper exposed his use of drugs and prostitutes.

Frank Bough Cause of Death

Bough died last Wednesday in a nursing home, a family friend told the BBC.

Bough began hosting Sportsview in 1964, succeeding Peter Dimmock, before moving on to Grandstand, the BBC’s leading sports program on Saturday afternoon.

In 1983 he participated in the launch of the BBC’s Breakfast Time, before resigning in 1987 to host the Holiday program.

But he was fired by the BBC in 1988 after tabloid revelations about cocaine and prostitutes.
The story was a particular shock, given Bough’s hitherto clean family man image.

Frank Bough Wife Nesta Howells

He married Nesta Howells after leaving the army in 1959. They had three sons: David, Stephen and Andrew. Bough met his wife while he was doing his national service. She stood by him during the scandals that marred his later career.

Frank also developed a long-term friendship with comedian Richard Herring after meeting on LBC radio in the late 90s.