He was a British host who was most known for hosting the quiz show Double Your Money.
He grew up in a house with dysfunctional parents, his mother taking several lovers while his father was often absent.
He was the inventor of the radio quiz show called Opportunity Knocks, and sued the BBC when it was cancelled.
He married Claire Wilson in 1942, the couple divorced in 1975, and had two children, Christopher and Linda.
He was once interviewed by Phillip Schofield.