Bob Holness

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Bob Holness
Born Robert Wentworth John Holness
(1928-11-12)12 November 1928
Vryheid, Natal, South Africa
Died 6 January 2012(2012-01-06) (aged 83)
Pinner, London, England, UK[1]
Residence Pinner, London, England
Nationality British
Education Ashford Grammar School
Alma mater Maidstone College of Art
Occupation Television and radio presenter
Years active 1955-2006
Home town Ashford, Kent, England
Television Take a Letter,
Raise the Roof,
Call My Bluff,
Spouse(s) Mary Holness
(? – 2012; his death)
Children Ros Holness
Carol Holness
Jon Holness

Robert Wentworth John Holness (November 12, 1928 – January 6, 2012) was a British radio and television presenter who is mostly known for hosting Take a Letter, Blockbusters, Raise the Roof, and in Call My Bluff. Holness has also guest-starred in Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. He also played James Bond in a radio program called Moonraker.

Holness was born in Vryheid, Natal, South Africa on November 12, 1928 to British parents and was raised in Ashford, Kent. He was educated at Ashford Grammar School and at Maidstone College of Art.

Holness was married to Mary Holness until his death in 2012, they had 3 children. Holness lived in Pinner, London, England and would die there on January 6, 2012 from dementia, he was 83 years old.[2]

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