Bob Holness

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Bob Holness
Robert Wentworth John Holness

(1928-11-12)12 November 1928
Vryheid, Natal, South Africa
Died6 January 2012(2012-01-06) (aged 83)
EducationAshford Grammar School
Alma materMaidstone College of Art
OccupationTelevision and radio presenter
Years active1955-2006
TelevisionTake a Letter,
Raise the Roof,
Call My Bluff,
Spouse(s)Mary Holness
(? – 2012; his death)
ChildrenRos 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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  1. "Obituary: Bob Holness, unflappable and always dapper host of student daytime quiz favourite Blockbusters - Obituaries". 2012-01-09. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  2. "BBC News - Bob Holness, former Blockbusters host, dies aged 83". 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2012-06-13.

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