Broadcaster Jim Bowen dies at 80

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Former TV presenter and comedian Jim Bowen has passed away at the age of 80.

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Bowen shot to fame while hosting 1980s darts show Bullseye which ran for 14 years, ending in 1995.

He was a former deputy headmaster who was born in Lancashire and started his career as a stand-up comedian in the 1960s.

His wife confirmed his death on BBC Radio Lancashire on Wednesday afternoon.

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