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Broadcaster Fred Dinenage is to step down as main presenter of a regional TV news programme after nearly 38 years.

Dinenage, who made his name presenting the children's programme How from 1966, will leave ITV News Meridian at Christmas. 

He has anchored the evening news show in the south of England since 1983 when it was broadcast by Television South. 

Dinenage, 79, said he would continue to present How and other programmes as well as writing books. 

He added: "It's been a really tough decision but I now want to spend a few years with my wife, Beverley, and our three dogs 'smelling the roses' in my garden and spending time in the mountains of Austria." 

Dinenage, who has also hosted ITV's World of Sport, was appointed MBE for services to broadcasting in 2010.

12 October 2021                                            Back to the headlines

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