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Jim Bowen (ex Morecambe President)


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Comedian, Bullseye presenter and former President of Morecambe FC has died aged 80.

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Jim Bowen

born 20th August 1937 as Peter Williams
adopted and re-named James Whittaker
known professionally as Jim Bowen
died Wednesday 14th March 2018, aged 80

Stand up comedian and T.V. personality. Best known as the host of the I.T.V. game show Bullseye 1981-1995.

Bowen grew up in Clayton le Moors, Lancashire and went to Accrington Grammar School. In his early adulthood, he became a teacher, and took part in local dramatic groups. He eventually devoted himself to comedy full time, having been influenced by Ken Dodd and first appeared on television in The Comedians.

This led to other television work during the 1970s. He achieved national attention after becoming host on Bullseye, which was a ratings success throughout the 1980s.

He subsequently worked for various radio stations, and continued to perform stand up tours. Towards the end of his life, he was affected by a number of strokes.

He was President of Morecambe Football Club 1993-2003 when he stood down after being criticised on the internet by the clubs supporters.


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