John McCririck

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John McCririck
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McCririck in 2006
Born(1940-04-17)17 April 1940
Surbiton, Surrey, England
Died5 July 2019(2019-07-05) (aged 79)
London, England
OccupationHorse racing pundit, journalist, presenter
Years active1978–2019
Jenny McCririck (m. 1971)

John McCririck (17 April 1940 – 5 July 2019) was an English television horse racing pundit, journalist and presenter. He began his career in journalism at The Sporting Life, where he twice won at the British Press Awards. He joined the Daily Star, but was later fired by the newspaper.

During 1984 and 1985, horse racing moved from ITV to Channel 4 as Channel 4 Racing.

In early 2018, McCririck suffered from pneumonia, which caused a dramatic weight loss.[1] He died on 5 July 2019 at a hospital in London at the age of 79.[2] The cause of death was lung cancer.[3]

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  1. Mitchell, Bea (5 October 2018). "John McCririck shocks Big Brother's Bit on the Side viewers with huge weight loss". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. "Celebrity Big Brother and racing star John McCririck dies aged 79". Metro. Archived from the original on 5 July 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. "John McCririck's wife reveals he died after battle with lung cancer". Evening Standard. 6 July 2019.

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