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Bumber Gascoigne: Former host of the University Challenge dies at 87 Ents and art news

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.

Bumber Gascoigne: Former host of the University Challenge dies at 87 Ents and art news

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