Thats right folks, the original prankster has sadly passed away!
Tributes flooded in Thursday for television star and veteran prankster Jeremy Beadle who died Wednesday from pneumonia at the age of 59.
One of the best known faces on TV during the 1980 and 1990s, Beadle attracted viewers in excess of 15 million for shows like You’ve Been Framed, Game For a Laugh and Beadle’s About.
Born in Hackney, after school, he worked as an insurance clerk, music festival promoter, advertising salesman and assembly line worker.
His foray into television began as a writer and presenter of The Deceivers, a BBC2 history of swindlers and hoaxers, and Eureka, which told the stories behind everyday inventions.
In the last few years Beadle had been plagued by ill-health, having been diagnosed with leukaemia in 2005.
I just cant believe it, a TRUE TV legend..
He will live on in the phrase “Watch out, beadle’s about” as that will ALWAYS be in the back of every 80’s kids mind.
RIP big J – you will be missed by all!
Jeremy Beadle – 12/04/48 – 30/01/08
REST IN PEACE!