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Jim Bowen dies at 80

Jim Bowen dies at 80

 Bullseye host gets his BFH: Bus Fare to Heaven

Comedian and Bullseye host Jim Bowen has died at the age of 80.

His wife Phyllis confirmed the news to BBC Radio Lancashire.

He  trained as a PE teacher and  later became a deputy head before giving  up teaching to become a comedian on the working men’s club circuit in the 1960s

His first TV break was on the Granada stand-up show, The Comedians, alongside the likes of Bernard Manning, Stan Boardman and Mike Reid.