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RIP Cheggers

(29 Posts)
KatyK Mon 11-Dec-17 14:50:43

Keith Chegwin has died. RIP Keith. Thanks for all the silliness.

gillybob Mon 11-Dec-17 15:11:23

I remember him fondly on Saturday Swapshop and Cheggers plays pop.
Taken far too young . sad
RIP Keith .

Pittcity Mon 11-Dec-17 15:12:24

60 is no age. Another much loved entertainer gone sad

nanaK54 Mon 11-Dec-17 15:39:58

Such sad news

RIP {flowers]

Anniebach Mon 11-Dec-17 16:01:05

So young


Alima Mon 11-Dec-17 16:20:45

Such shockingly sad news. Rest in Peace Cheggers.

Smithy Mon 11-Dec-17 16:27:16

Aah Cheggers! Remember both those progs GB. RIP

Cherrytree59 Mon 11-Dec-17 16:31:29

Cheggers. RIP

He was part if my Saturday mornings.

ninathenana Mon 11-Dec-17 16:46:53

Swap Shop was H's and my "guilty pleasure" when we were first married. Lazy Saturday mornings PJ's, dressing gown and plenty of coffee tchshock

R.I.P. Cheggers

Jalima1108 Mon 11-Dec-17 16:48:55

Oh no!

He was far too young but had been ill for some time.

Hope you will carry on Playing Pop Cheggers

M0nica Mon 11-Dec-17 17:01:45

Unnerved to realise I remember the very young Cheggers doing children's programmes when my DC were at primary school.

bella2 Mon 11-Dec-17 17:46:17

So shocked to read about his death - he was very like-able and always brought a smile to my face.

merlotgran Mon 11-Dec-17 18:20:34

Such a shame. RIP Cheggers

glammanana Mon 11-Dec-17 18:24:48

R.I.P Cheggers such sad news he was one of our local radio presenters when he first started his career.

farview Mon 11-Dec-17 19:26:40

Rest in Peace! .. nice man💐

eazybee Mon 11-Dec-17 19:45:24

So sorry. He and Swap Shop made my children's Saturday mornings.

annsixty Mon 11-Dec-17 20:54:44

If I am being honest I am a bit old to say he was particularly well known to me but the tributes to him on the news programmes sound so sincere and genuine, he must have been a lovely and well loved man.
He battled the demon drink and came out well and it is sad he died so early. RIP Keith.

Kinnane Tue 12-Dec-17 11:17:47

R.I.P. Cheggers.

holdingontometeeth Tue 12-Dec-17 11:47:23

Thankfully his death has not impacted on my life so far, though I expect it will very very shortly!

Ailsa43 Tue 12-Dec-17 12:19:07

I had the pleasure of knowing Keith through mutual friends, and I have to say he was one of the most decent human beings I have ever known, not a bad bone in his body. Unfortunately he fought his own demons early on in his career but came out the other side, so to die like this just seems so unfair, and beyond sad. R.I.P Keith the world would be a whole better place with more people like you in it.

Raemac Tue 12-Dec-17 13:13:45

Yes he was a genuinely friendly man . My late husband did some plumbing work in his house when Keith was working on swap shop. He invited our 2 sones along to the show and they sometimes went with their Dad to his home to supposedly help, but ended up playing in his garden and generally having a good time! An all round good man .

keffie Tue 12-Dec-17 13:51:12

I was surprised how much the news of Cheggers death upset me: like most of us he was a big part of my teenage life. My childhood wasn't a happy one. I think he always seemed so normal, ordinary sort of guy and not untouchable like I feel alot are. The P who said they knew people who had met him and said how friendly he was is probably why! It feels just like yesterday I was watching him on TV. I think also has he was in long term recovery as I am of which he was very open about opened my heart to him. A truly decent guy who has passed to young. RIP flowers Cheggers and thank you for the memories

Herbie9 Tue 12-Dec-17 14:35:38

Had no idea Cheggars was so ill and for so long. Keith you were a good man and brought much laughter and happiness into our lives. RIP.

Sheilasue Tue 12-Dec-17 15:29:22

Always remember cheggers in Saturday morning swap shop my children would always look forward to watching it.

SpyC1 Tue 12-Dec-17 16:06:40

Was so shocked to hear he'd died - didn't even know he had been ill!