ITV Sports legend Dickie Davies dies at 94

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ITV Sports legend Dickie Davies dies at 94
Posted by TV Newsroom on Sunday 19 February 2023

ITV Sports legend Dickie Davies has died at the age of 94.

In a statement, the family of Davies said: “With huge sadness we announce Dickie Davies passed away this morning.

“So proud of his 20 years of World of Sport, 3 Olympic Games and a brilliant career on the telly.

“He is survived by a loving wife, two adoring sons, four grandkids and two beloved dogs.

“Would appreciate some privacy as we mourn and celebrate his life.”

His first job in broadcasting was as an announcer for Southern Television.

Davies then began working on World of Sport in 1965 as an understudy to Eamonn Andrews – taking over the role of presenter in 1968 when Andrews left the show.

After World of Sport ended in 1985, Davies stayed with ITV, presenting boxing, darts, and snooker, as well as playing a part in their coverage of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He left ITV Sport in August 1989.

After leaving ITV, Davies joined the original incarnation of Eurosport and presented sports bulletins from his home for Classic FM in its early days as its inaugural sports editor.

In 1995, Davies suffered a stroke, which forced him to give up his work on Classic FM.

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