TV host Denis Norden dies aged 96

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Norden was the face of It’ll Be Alright On The Night from 1977 until 2006

TV host and comedy writer Denis Norden has died aged 96, his family has said.

The It’ll Be Alright on the Night host died on Wednesday morning after spending “many weeks” at the Royal Free Hospital in London, a statement said.

His children, Nick and Maggie Norden, said they wanted to thank “all the dedicated staff and doctors who have looked after him – with much devotion”.

“A wonderful dad, a loving grandfather and great great-grandfather – he gave his laughter-mongering to so many.”

“He will be in our hearts forever,” the statement added.