Terry Nutkins dies, aged 66
Guardian (UK) - over 5 years
Broadcaster and wildlife expert who was a co-presenter on The Really Wild Show for seven years had been fighting leukaemia Broadcaster and wildlife expert Terry Nutkins, who was familiar to millions of TV viewers as a presenter on Animal Magic and The Really Wild Show, has died aged 66. The father of eight, who had been diagnosed with leukaemia, died on Thursday. Nutkins spent seven years as one of Johnny Morris's co-presenters on teatime children's favourite Animal Magic, which ran on BBC1 from 1962 to 1983. When Animal Magic ended, Nutkins became one of the founding co-presenters of The Really Wild Show, along with Springwatch presenter Chris Packham, staying with the show from 1986 until 1993. It remained on Children's BBC until 2006. Nutkins' agent, John Miles, said he died at home in Scotland on Thursday, adding: "He had fought for about nine months or so with acute leukaemia." Instantly recognisable by his bald pate and unruly long hair, Nutkins had the top joints of ...
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