Graham Skidmore, who gave the narrator for the ITV game show Blind Date has passed away at the age of 90.
Millions of fans in the 1980s and 1990s were accustomed to Skidmore’s voice, which presenter Cilla Black referred to as “Our Graham.” Between 1985 and 2002, he was heard (but not seen) on the program for 17 years.
Skidmore passed away in December, but his passing was only recently made public after being reported in the most recent Equity journal.
Vic and Bob’s Shooting Stars, with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, also featured vocal work from Skidmore.
The voice actor spent his final years in Kent while suffering from vascular dementia for the last ten years of his life.
“He might not have wanted to be seen on screen, but he had a celebrity voice – a known voice.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,” his son Neil, 54, told the Sun.