Keith Chegwin - Set of 3 Hall of Fame Memorial Thimbles

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The TV presenter Keith Chegwin, who made his name presenting the popular children’s shows Cheggers Plays Pop and Saturday Superstore, died aged 60 on 11 December 2017. Born in Liverpool, Chegwin began his acting career at the age of 10 and had roles in Roman Polanski’s 1971 film version of Macbeth, the 1973 movie The Optimists of Nine Elms and the pilot of the TV sitcom Open All Hours. In the 1970s and 1980s he hosted shows including Cheggers Plays Pop, in which teams of children from rivals schools competed against each other; Multicoloured Swap Shop, the first TV show to use phone-ins; and Saturday Superstore, which featured a children’s talent contest. Chegwin took a break from broadcasting in the late 1980s to deal with an alcohol problem, which he first spoke about publicly in 1992 in a tearful interview with Richard and Judy on ITV’s This Morning. He returned to TV with the Big Breakfast and It’s a Knockout. He passed away following a long battle with the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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The TV presenter Keith Chegwin, who made his name presenting the popular children’s shows Cheggers Plays Pop and Saturday Superstore, died aged 60 on 11 December 2017. Born in Liverpool, Chegwin began his acting career at the age of 10 and had roles in Roman Polanski’s 1971 film version of Macbeth, the 1973 movie The Optimists of Nine Elms and the pilot of the TV sitcom Open All Hours. In the 1970s and 1980s he hosted shows including Cheggers Plays Pop, in which teams of children from rivals schools competed against each other; Multicoloured Swap Shop, the first TV show to use phone-ins; and Saturday Superstore, which featured a children’s talent contest. Chegwin took a break from broadcasting in the late 1980s to deal with an alcohol problem, which he first spoke about publicly in 1992 in a tearful interview with Richard and Judy on ITV’s This Morning. He returned to TV with the Big Breakfast and It’s a Knockout. He passed away following a long battle with the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.