Keith Chegwin has died, it's been announced, aged just 60 years old.
Some very, very sad news to report. Keith Chegwin has died at the age of 60. He had been suffering from a lung illness from some time.
I grew up in an era when Chegwin was omnipresent on children’s television, courtesy of his lively work on the likes of The Multicoloured Swap Shop and Saturday Superstore. In truth, I was a bit of an avid Cheggers Plays Pop fan, a show that the man himself admitted came with an often quite 'lively' audience.
He came to television after his early days in acting, and would take to it quickly. Furthermore, he was a man brimming with ideas of his own, and keen to push formats and ideas.
For me personally, he was also the first person I ever interviewed for this site. I’ve never had