DENIS NORDEN, the legendary ‘It’ll Be Alright On The Night’ presenter has passed away aged 96-years-old.
The TV icon had spent “many weeks” at the Royal Free Hospital in London leading up to his death.
A statement released by his family said, “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the dedicated staff and doctors who have looked after him – with much devotion.”
He will be remembered most for his dry approach to presenting and his iconic clipboard on ITV’s ‘It’ll Be Alright On The Night’.
Denis’ 29-year stint on the show made him a household name, beloved by the British public, in his illustrious career it remains his signature project.
Norden was born in Hackney in 1922 and he served in the RAF alongside a young Eric Sykes and Bill Fraser.
He later moved into comedy, in a career that saw him writing for TV, radio and cinema.
He penned the successful and long-running BBC radio comedy Take It From Here, alongside Frank Muir before moving onto Hollywood projects like the Oscar-nominated Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell and The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom.
Denis’ family paid tribute to the beloved TV personality, “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.”