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TV personality Keith Chegwin has died

Keith "Cheggers" Chegwin.
Keith "Cheggers" Chegwin.

TV personality Keith Chegwin has died aged 60.

His “heartbroken” family said he had been battling lung condition idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis for some time, and passed away just after midnight on Monday morning.

Chegwin, also known as “Cheggers”, rose to fame in the 1970s as a presenter in Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Cheggers Plays Pop and Saturday Superstore.

In recent times he has appeared in Extras, Dancing on Ice, Celebrity Masterchef and Celebrity Big Brother.

He last posted to Twitter on September 28, telling followers: “Still not right. I will be back – But not for a bit yet. I’m so sorry.”

Born in Walton, Liverpool, he started his career as an actor in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Chegwin’s biggest acting role was in Roman Polanski’s adaptation of Macbeth in 1971, starring as Fleance.

He is survived by his wife Maria and children Rose and Ted.

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