Comedian and Bullseye TV gameshow host Jim Bowen has died


'Look at what you could have won'.

'Up to the oche, and listen to Tony'.

After Bullseye he had other TV work come his way, including as Hoss Cartwright in the second series of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, Jonathan Creek, Muck and Brass and The Grimleys, as well as radio and stand-up gigs.

"And I thought, that's some feeling that he must get after that".

Jim met Phyllis at a training college and the pair later tied the knot in 1959.

"Nothing for two in a bed" referred to how contestants would win a prize by hitting the appropriate part of the dartboard but would lose the prize if they hit it twice. He was eventually cautioned and released. "We are all shedding a tear", John Pleus, a family friend, said.

He told BBC Radio Lancashire in 2017, "I watched seven hours of Ken Dodd and I watched him completely decimate 7,000 people".

Meanwhile, his daughter graduated from Durham University with a degree in Chinese and Business Management and retired at the age of 39 after becoming vice-president at financial firm Citigroup.

She is married with two children.

Bowen had previously suffered two strokes, saying in 2011 that he had learned to "appreciate all the things in life", according to the BBC.

Bowen started out as a teacher but was inspired to take up comedy after watching Ken Dodd perform two shows - lasting a total of seven hours - one night in Blackpool.

Celebrity fans have paid tribute to the TV star with darts player Bobby George tweeting: "RIP Jim Bowen!".

The comedian's wife Phyllis Bowen announced the passing of the comedian on BBC Radio Lancashire this afternoon.