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”Blind Date” Voiceover Artist, Graham Skidmore’s Death at 90

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Regret to inform you of one of the most heartbreaking news following Graham Skidmore’s death, who was a British voice artist and game show announcer. He passed away a few months ago but his death news was released on June 27, 2022.

He was born in 1931, and Skidmore’s voice was familiar to millions of viewers in the 1980s and 90s. His voice was also well known by fans of the BBC comedy panel show Shooting Stars.

From 1985 to 2002, Skidmore was the voiceover on the British dating game show Blind Date and because of that, he became best known and beloved in the heart of his fans. He was referred to by the presenter of the show, Cilla Black as “Our Graham”. He was heard (but not seen) on the show for 17 years.

We are sad to announce you of Graham Skidmore's death, who his voice was well-known for the show called Blind Date. May he rest in peace.

From 2002 to 2003, and when it was the final original series, he was replaced by Tommy Sandhu, and Melanie Sykes on the revived version on Channel 5 from 2017 to 2019, hosted by Paul O’Grady.

Skidmore also provided the voiceover for Vic and Bob’s Shooting Stars – fronted by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Graham Skidmore had vascular dementia for the last decade of his life and spent his final years living in Kent.

Skidmore stayed at home due to an ear infection before he had been due to fight in the Korean War. Instead, he began singing and doing voiceover work. He also had a laundrette and a corner shop, and developed properties.

Skidmore might not have wanted to be seen on screen, but he had a celebrity voice – a known voice.

His son, Neil

Neil who is 54 years old, also added: “He loved it. I do event organizing and had a show in London and got Dad to do the voiceover. People recognized him straight away.”

Also, Skidmore was in a St Trinian’s movie, a Style Council video with Paul Weller, and was seen in the background of Eyes Wide Shut, a film starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

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Graham Skidmore’s Death

Skidmore’s death has only just come to light, having been confirmed in the latest journal from actors’ union Equity. So basically Skidmore died a few months ago, on 27th December 2021. Skidmore was a father of three and grandfather of five.

It must be noted that the US day News does not confirm nor reject any of this information about Graham Skidmore’s death. If you read incorrect details or know more information, please, allow us to know.

We are sad to announce you of Graham Skidmore's death, who his voice was well-known for the show called Blind Date. May he rest in peace.

Some reports claim that Graham Skidmore’s death reason was after suffering from vascular dementia for the last 10 years of his life. But no officials or member of the family has confirmed that.

On social media, messages of condolences were sent to Graham Skidmore’s family and loved ones. His friends shared their sadness through their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Chris Hubbard who is a senior Broadcast Journalist, shared on Twitter: ”Sad to learn about the death of Graham Skidmore – who was simply known as Blind Date’s “Our Graham”. He really was the voice of Saturday night TV as I was growing up – along with his vocal talents on Shooting Stars:-(”

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