Play Faculty host John Hamblin died on Tuesday, aged 87. The much-loved presenter graced the ABC’s screens as a presenter on the youngsters’s present for nearly three many years and is acknowledged by generations of Australians as one among its most memorable hosts.
Hamblin made his debut on the present in 1970 and appeared in additional than 350 episodes. Based on the ABC, he was recognized affectionately as “naughty John” throughout his run on this system for his cheeky humorousness and irreverent nature; he retired from Play Faculty in 1999.
He additionally appeared in a number of long-running Australian cleaning soap operas, together with The Younger Medical doctors, The Younger and the Stressed and A Nation Follow and portrayed Michael Chamberlain within the movie The Disappearance Of Azaria Chamberlain. Extra lately, he appeared in Love My Means and All Saints.
ABC Director Leisure and Specialist Jennifer Collins stated: “John was an unforgettable presenter whose comedic timing and wit helped cement Play Faculty as one among Australia’s most cherished kids’s applications. John had a depraved humorousness and was not afraid of a double-entendre. His presence at all times managed to maintain each our toddler audience and their dad and mom equally engaged with the present.”
The English-born Hamblin got here to Australia within the early Sixties as a ten-pound Pom. He’s survived by his kids Emma and Myles.
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