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ITV announcer Charles Foster has died

ITV Granada reports that announcer Charles Foster – who has also appeared on Coronation Street and Emmerdale – has died

Actor turned ITV presenter Charles Foster has passed away.

Charles, who has previously appeared on both Coronation Street and Emmerdale, was the face of Granada TV from the 1970s to the 1990s.

He most recently voiced ITV’s Judge Rinder, but had also done voiceover work for Catchphrase and The Krypton Factor.

Leading the tribute to Charles, Granada Reports producer Rob Jaskowski said, “Charles was such a nice person.

‘I remember being stuck on my first day of training in Granada in 1984, sitting with him in the canteen on Quay Street.

Deceased: Actor turned ITV presenter Charles Foster has passed away

“He was great to talk to and a real inspiration. Condolences to his family and friends.”

Meanwhile, BBC presenter Steve Saul wrote: ‘I am sorry to hear the reports of the passing of former Granada TV announcer and voice-over character Charles Foster.

‘Along with Colin Weston and Jim Pope, they were the friendly face of ITV when I was growing up.

“I would have loved to be an in-vision continuity announcer.”

Wirral-born Charles was married to actress Meg Johnson, who appeared in Coronation Street, Brookside and Taggart.