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Former Radio 4 Today show host Peter Hobday has died aged 82

Former Radio 4 Today show host Peter Hobday has died aged 82

  • Former Radio 4 Today programme presenter Peter Hobday has died aged 82
  • After being controversially dismissed, he became a presenter on World at One
  • He also hosted BBC2’s The Money Programme and helped launch Newsnight
  • Colleague Humphrys said he had the gift of ‘making the listener feel at home’
  • Hobday is survived by his wife Victoria Fenwick, and children John and Natasha

Long-running former Radio 4 Today programme presenter Peter Hobday has died at the age of 82.

The broadcaster was a popular co-host on the BBC for 14 years until he was controversially dismissed in 1996, sparking an ageism row.  

Long-running former Radio 4 Today programme presenter Peter Hobday (pictured) has died at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife Victoria Fenwick and children John and Natasha

Then approaching 60, he said: ‘A fat, middle-aged hack like me didn’t square with the mean, lean interview machine.’

He became a regular presenter on World at One.

He also hosted BBC2’s The Money Programme and helped launch Newsnight. 

Hobday (left) pictured with John Humphrys (right) on the Today programme. Hobday was a popular co-host on the BBC for 14 years until he was controversially dismissed in 1996

Hobday (left) pictured with John Humphrys (right) on the Today programme. Hobday was a popular co-host on the BBC for 14 years until he was controversially dismissed in 1996

Hobday’s Today colleague Humphrys said he was ‘funny, generous and had that great gift of making the listener feel at home in his company’.

‘He was also very clever’.

Hobday is survived by his wife Victoria Fenwick, whom he married in 1996, and his children John and Natasha, from his first marriage.

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