It is saddened to announce the passing of Arthur Bamber Gascoigne who is better known as Bamber Gascoigne. Yes, the English television presenter and author, Bamber Gascoigne said his last goodbye to the world on February 8, 2022. He sadly passed away at the age of 87. According to the sources, a brief illness was the cause of his death. Well, many people know him as a quizmaster on University Challenge, which initially ran from 1962 to 87. The shows earned huge fame across the world and were watched by many audiences.
His show was aired on UK broadcaster ITV. Later, the show was revived on the BBC in 1994 and continues to be aired. Along with this, the movie named “Starter for 10” was released in 2006 and the story of the movie was revolved around University Challenge. The movie starred James McAvoy, Rebecca Hall, and Benedict Cumberbatch and featured Mark Gatiss. Many celebrities took the support of social media to pay tribute to the presenter. He was the beloved presenter among the children at the time. With this, he was also known as a presenter of the ITV documentary series “The Christians” in 1977 and the Channel 4 series “The Great Moghuls” in 1990.
Gascoigne was born on January 24, 1935, in London. Let us tell you that he was the elder son of Lieutenant-Colonel Derek Ernes Frederick Orby Gascoigne. Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe, and Edward O’Neill, 2nd Baron O’Neill was the great-grandfather of the presenter. He took his education at Sunningdale School in Berkshire before earning the scholarship to both Eton College and Magdalene College, Cambridge. In college, he read English Literature. He also wrote Musical, Share My Lettuce, which was produced in London.
Later, he spent a year as a Commonwealth Fund scholar at Yale University. He later became a theatre critic. He found his love, Christina at Cambridge, and they got married in 1965. Being a presenter, he also wrote books and worked in television shows. The Christians was written and presented by him. The series was produced by Granada Television and broadcast on ITV. He gave his best to the series and earned a big name among his fans. You may check about him on Wikipedia as his page is available on the Internet.
Since the news of his demise went viral, his loved ones and fans are paying tribute to him and expressing their deep condolence. He was a beloved member of his family. Bamber Gascoigne will be always remembered.