R.I.P. Gameshow host Derek Batey February 19th, 2013 admin Latest News Latest Notices Shares Comments Derek Batey, host of ITV gameshow Mr & Mrs in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 84. He died at a hospice near his home in Lytham St Annes on Sunday night, following a short illness. Born in Brampton, Cumbria, the one-time ventriloquist started his broadcasting career with the BBC, then joined Border when it was formed in 1961. OTS (Onthespot) photographed Derek and his family in Southport back in 2006. Pictured above – Derek his wife Edith, and daughter Diane (left) Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!