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Blind Date legend ‘Our Graham’ dies as family pays homage to voiceover icon

Graham Skidmore, whom millions of viewers will know as ‘Our Graham’, was a regular part of the ITV dating show throughout the 80s and 90s.

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Television legend Graham Skidmore, best known for his voice work on Blind Date, has died at the age of 90.

The icon, which millions of viewers will know as ‘Our Graham’, was a regular part of the ITV dating show throughout the 80’s and 90’s.

He passed away on December 27, but new news was announced today.

Graham was diagnosed with vascular dementia 10 years ago and has lived in Kent for the past few years.

The star’s son Neil, 54, told Sun: “He may not want to be seen on screen, but he has a celebrity voice – a known voice.

“He loved it. I worked as an event planner and had a gig in London and had my dad voice it. People recognized him immediately.”

Neil went on to recall working in TV commercials with their father when they were children, while his daughter, Catherine Johnson, 52, talks about her first choice in career – which he made missed due to infection.

The voiceover star originally wanted to be a doctor, but ended up missing his exams due to an ear infection, which ultimately changed his life.

She revealed that after serving the Nation, he studied engineering and – as a hobby – started singing and discovered he had a wonderful voice.

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