The racing pundit, who was a household name

FLAMBOYANT television broadcaster and personality John McCririck, who was the face of Channel 4’s horse-racing coverage for many years, has died aged 79.
Thanks to his extravagant personality and onscreen persona, he became a household name. But his health had deteriorated in recent years, and he publicly said his enforced departure from Channel 4 in 2012 left his life “meaningless”.
McCririck also looked frail and weak during a recent appearance on ITV’s This Morning programme.
Roger Easterby, his close friend for 40 years, said: “John was often referred to as being like Marmite, but I believe people genuinely liked him. He was kind, generous and knew his subject inside-out.”

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