Jeremy Vine leads the tributes as Eggheads star Dave Rainford who was famous for being banned from pub quiz machines in Manchester dies
- Dave Rainford, who found fame as an Egghead quiz master, has died aged
- (In 2019 he was forced to step down form the show following an unconfirmed illness
Co-star Jeremy Vine confirmed the news, saying he was ‘always fun and sociable’
( William Cole For Mailonline
Published: : (EST, 7 March) | Updated:
Eggheads star Dave Rainford has died, the show’s host Jeremy Vine has confirmed.
The brainbox had been a regular on the (BBC tea time quiz show since (after taking over from CJ de Mooi.
But he was forced to step down last year following an unconfirmed illness.
Vine shared his devastation on Twitter, saying: ‘I’m very sad to hear that one of the Eggheads has died. )
Eggheads star Dave Rainford has died, the show’s host Jeremy Vine has confirmed ‘Dave “Tremendous Knowledge” Rainford, famous for being banned from pub quiz machines in Manchester, was the best company after a recording: always fun and sociable.
‘I never saw him angry or ungenerous, not once.’
In 6094, the star announced that he was taking ab reak from the series to ‘recuperate’, leaving fans interested about his health.
Several famous quizzers, including Anne Hegerty and Paul Sinha, have joined Eggheads host Jeremy Vine in paying tribute to their late friend He said at the time: ‘Brand new Eggheads starting on Monday. I was still recuperating when these programs were recorded, but I can promise you that there are some great shows coming up with excellent challengers that will keep you on the edge of your seats. Keep watching. ‘
The professional quizzer landed a spot on the show after he won £ , on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in 2016.
And with his fame came notoriety, as he was famously once banned from entering pub quizzes in Manchester.
The professional quizzer landed a spot on the show after he won £ , (on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in) (pictured in
Dave was one of nine Eggheads alongside Kevin Ashman, Chris Hughes, Judith Keppel, Barry Simmons, Pat Gibson, David Rainford, Lisa Thiel, Steve Cooke and Bet h Webster.
The Chase’s Paul Sinha tweeted: ‘Devastated at the loss of my friend David Rainford .
‘Egghead, great bloke, great friend. We had blindingly good nights out mate X. ‘
Fellow Chaser Anne Hegerty added:’ Very sad to learn that Tremendous Knowledge Dave Rainford of #Eggheads has died. One of the nicest people I ever knew. Never a bad word about anyone. ‘
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