Frank Bough dead: Tributes are paid as BBC broadcast great who launched breakfast TV in Britain after decades as the face of Grandstand dies in care home aged 87
Former Grandstand presenter Frank Bough has died at the age of 87.
The TV sports personality died on Wednesday in a care home, a family friend told the BBC.
Frank is credited with pioneering breakfast television, launching BBC’s Breakfast Time in 1983 and becoming one of the highest paid presenters on TV.
For the best part of 20 years, Frank chose to live in reclusive obscurity with his wife at home in Berkshire after the shame of two very public sex and drug scandals that brought his career to a premature end.