Radio & television presenter Jim Bowen dies

Former BBC Radio Lancashire presenter and television host Jim Bowen has died at the age of 80.

Jim spent a number of years on his local BBC radio station in Lancashire, hosting the Happy Daft Farm mid-morning show from 1999 to 2002. His wife confirmed the sad news of his death to the station today (Wednesday).

Jim was also a stand-up comedian and school headmaster before becoming a household name hosting Bullseye from 1981 for 14 years.

He resigned from BBC Radio Lancashire against his will, after getting in trouble for making a racist remark on air. He returned in 2007 and 2009 as a special guest on different programmes. He also hosted a mid-morning show on 106.6 Indigo FM in Cumbria in 2009.

On 27 August 2012, Jim reunited with co-presenter Sally Naden for a one-off show at BBC Radio Lancashire. His real name was James Whittaker.

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