Friday, July 05, 2019

Racing broadcaster John McCririck dies aged 79

McCririck is hailed as "the face of British horse racing" for his role as betting guru for ITV and then Channel 4 Racing.


John McCririck with his wife Jenny at Royal Ascot in 2009
'Grow up': McCririck in action at races
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Racing broadcaster John McCririck has died at the age of 79, his family has announced.
McCririck, who was known for his outlandish dress sense, was hailed as "the face of British horse racing" for his role as betting guru for ITV and then Channel 4 Racing.
The pundit was axed from Channel 4 in 2012, prompting him to launch an unsuccessful age-discrimination case.

John McCririck
Image:McCririck underwent dramatic weight loss after falling ill
He also achieved fame through appearances on television entertainment programmes including Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Wife Swap.
His appearance on television last year sparked concern following his dramatic weight loss, which he later explained had followed a serious chest infection and complications from the flu virus
McCririck is survived his wife of 48 years, Jenny, whom he often referred to by the nickname "The Booby".

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