Frank Bough
Frank Bough

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Name: Frank Bough
Occupation: TV Show Host
Gender: Male
Birth Day: January 15, 1933
Age: 87
Country: England
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Frank Bough

Frank Bough was born on January 15, 1933 in England (87 years old). Frank Bough is a TV Show Host, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Find out Frank Boughnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He was controversially fired from the BBC after a drug scandal in 1988.

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Before Fame

He played soccer while attending Merton College, Oxford.

Biography Timeline


Bough met Nesta Howells while he was doing his national service, and they married after he left the army in 1959. They had three sons: David, Stephen and Andrew. Nesta stayed in the relationship after the exposés that affected Bough's later career.


Bough joined the BBC as a presenter and reporter, presenting a new Newcastle upon Tyne-based show called Home at Six, soon renamed North at Six and then in 1963 becoming BBC Look North. Between 1964 and 1968, he was the presenter of Sportsview and in 1964 became the presenter of the BBC Sports Review of the Year, which he would host for 18 years. Between 1968 and 1983, he was a regular host for 15 years of the BBC's flagship Saturday afternoon sports programme Grandstand.


In 1977, Bough was a guest on the Morecambe and Wise Christmas special, performing a song and dance routine in a sailor's outfit with other TV personalities, including film critic Barry Norman and rugby league commentator Eddie Waring. The programme's 21.3 million viewers remain a British record. Bough later said that he had to give Waring dancing lessons before the sketch, which was based on a comic version of the song "There is Nothing Like a Dame" from the musical South Pacific.


His prominence increased in January 1983 when he became the first presenter of the BBC's inaugural breakfast television programme, Breakfast Time along with Selina Scott and Nick Ross. Bough was chosen by Ron Neil for his experience of presenting three hours of live television every week on Grandstand. As fellow presenter Nick Ross recounted:


Bough left breakfast television at the end of 1987 to concentrate on the Holiday programme where, having been a roving holidaymaker, he took over as the main presenter when Cliff Michelmore left the series in 1986.


On 13 June 1988, Bough left the BBC for a rest before being sacked, after the News of the World reported he had taken cocaine and worn lingerie at sex parties involving prostitutes. The newspaper's former deputy editor Paul Connew later said of the scandal: "It caused a sensation at the time, given Bough's public image as the squeaky clean front man of breakfast and sports television."


In February 1989, Bough was hired by Sky News to present the Frank Bough Interview for Sky TV for two series. In September 1989 he also joined London Weekend Television where he fronted Six O'Clock Live until it was axed in Summer 1992. In between his news duties he presented ITV's coverage of that year's Rugby World Cup tournament.


In August 1992, Bough was reported to have been involved in a dungeon orgy. The press published photographs of him leaving the flat of a prostitute who specialised in sadomasochism. Bough later spoke of his regret over his actions, saying his behaviour had been "exceedingly stupid". He said in a television interview: "everybody, when they have difficulties with their marriage or sexuality, surely has the right to sort out these things in the privacy of their own home." His role as a rugby presenter ended after this second scandal.


In 1993, after his activities were regularly ridiculed in monologues on Have I Got News for You by Angus Deayton (who himself would be dismissed from the show following cocaine and prostitute use) Bough agreed to appear as a guest on the programme. In the early 1990s he was a presenter on London's LBC radio, staying on for the launch of London News Talk and moving to the News 97.3 service where he remained until 1996. He then presented Travel Live for the cable channel Travel.


From 1994, he was a regular member of a Windsor-based choir, the Royal Free Singers. Bough had a liver transplant in 2001 after cancer was found, and later lived in retirement in Holyport, Berkshire.


In 2009, he contributed to a programme looking back on Nationwide, broadcast on BBC Four.


A family friend said that Bough died in a care home on 21 October 2020, aged 87.

Family Life

Frank has three children, David, Stephen and Andrew, with his wife Nesta Howells.

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