17 favourite tributes to Bullseye host Jim Bowen, who has died aged 80
People have been paying tribute to Jim Bowen, the comedian and Bullseye presenter who has died aged 80.
Bowen became a household name off the back of Bullseye which ran for 14 years on ITV and at its peak was watched by 17.5 million viewers. You really couldn’t beat a bit of bully.
Here are some of our favourite tributes to the great man, whose death was announced on the same day as Stephen Hawking and just a few days after the death of Ken Dodd.
Stephen Hawking and Jim Bowen dying on the same day. I see they kept to the rules that the non darts player goes first.
— Patrick Kidd (@patrick_kidd) March 14, 2018
if Jim Bowen's death wasn't announced while a dejected looking Bully walked across the bottom the screen shaking his head then television has failed us all.
— Sid (@sidneymufc) March 14, 2018
Not Jim Bowen. What a man. Bullseye's donation of speedboats to homes that had nowhere to keep them should never be forgotten. God bless Jim. #ripjim
— Leigh Curtis (@LeighCurtis_NP) March 14, 2018
GOD: So. I believe you know how the universe came into being…?
GOD: OK. (beat) Can you explain it to me?
HAWKING: Well. There are infinite alternative universes.
JIM BOWEN: In other words, look what you could have won.
GOD: Oh fuck off.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) March 14, 2018
Jim Bowen dies at 80. If he could only have held on for another 100 years. He would have loved that.
— Scene & Heard (@SaHreports) March 14, 2018
I think Dodd, Hawking and Bowen knew it was time to get the hell out of here
— Garry Vaux Cartoonist (@GarryVaux) March 14, 2018
Jim Bowen trying to look interested as Stephen Hawking explains how darts fly
— Rick Burin (@rickburin) March 14, 2018
Imagine Stephen Hawking’s surprise when he not only finds out there is an afterlife, but on entering it gets presented with a bendy Bully and 30 quid in used fivers. RIP, Jim Bowen.
— Claire C (@wotclaire) March 14, 2018
Remembering those who passed today.
Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Time.
Jim Bowen: A Brief Time of History, Science, Books, Words, Britain, Spelling, Faces, World, Sport and Show-biz.
— Simon Pegg (@Simon_Pegg) March 14, 2018