Keith Chegwin was a TV legend in the UK. He tragically died at the age of 60. Here’s what we know about the ever-popular Children’s TV presenter.

How did Keith Chegwin die?

Keith Chegwin died of an illness which was described as a “long-term battle with a progressive lung condition”. According to a statement, the illness rapidly”rapidly worsened towards the end of this year”. He was just 60-years-old.

Was Keith Chegwin gay?

Keith Chegwin was not gay. He was married twice in his lifetime. At the time of his death, he was married to his second wife, Maria and together they had one child, Ted. He also has a daughter, Rose, from a previous marriage to Maggie Philbin. He married Maria in 2000 and he was married to Maggie from 1962 to 1993.

What was Keith Chegwin most famous for?

Keith Chegwin was a huge star in the 70s and 80s and dominated children’s TV on the BBC. He was probably best known for Multi-Coloured Swap Shop (1976 – 1982) and Cheggers Plays Pop (1978 – 1986). He was also known to present on Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast. He also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2015 and came fourth.

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