Coleman to leave BBC sports quiz

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Coleman to leave BBC sports quiz

David Coleman is to retire as host of television's longest-running sports entertainment quiz A Question of Sport, the BBC announced yesterday.

The 71-year-old athletics commentator (pictured) has been at the helm of the popular show for 18 years and said he felt it was time to move on. He announced his decision after recording the last programme in the current series, which will be broadcast later this month.

Mr Coleman, who was immortalised with a Spitting Image puppet, said he wanted to do other things, not necessarily connected to television, although he will continue to be the BBC's senior athletics commentator.