Former University Challenge host Bumber Gascoigne has died at the age of 87, a spokesman said.
The presenter, who was the original leader of a quiz on the BBC show from 1962 to 1987, died at home after a short illness.
In 2014, Gascoigne inherited a 14th-century mansion in Surrey, West Horsley Place, from his aunt, the Duchess of Roxberg, where he later built an opera house.
A statement from the opera said: “TV presenter and author Bumber Gascoigne died today (February 8, 2022) at his home in Richmond after a short illness.
“The 87-year-old man – known for being the original host of the BBC’s university challenge – has been married to his wife Christina, a potter, for five years.
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