ITV Granada Reports presenter Tony Morris dies aged 57

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Tony Morris, the longstanding presenter of ITV’s North West information programme Granada Reviews, has died elderly 57.

Morris, who was once identified with kidney most cancers in 2019, offered the display for 17 years, till a couple of weeks in the past.

He died at Bury Hospice on Saturday, along with his circle of relatives via his aspect, ITV Information showed on Monday.

Co-presenter Lucy Meacock, who labored along Morris at the display, mentioned he “brightened up the entire of the North West for 17 years”.

“He was once no doubt one of the vital humble, type and humorous other folks I’ve ever met, and he would frequently make me snicker until my facets ached,” she mentioned.

“I’m so very, very unhappy and my middle is going out to his daughters Nat and Becky.”

She added: “A grin from Tony Morris all the time brightened everybody’s day and no doubt brightened up the entire of the North West for 17 years.”

Right through a outstanding occupation, Morris helped Granada Reviews transform the primary regional information programme to win a Bafta, for his and Meacock’s protection of the Morecambe Bay Cockle Choosing tragedy,

They completed the feat once more in 2013, for his or her reporting of the Impartial Panel into the Hillsborough Crisis.

‘Good presenter and journalist’

Lucy West, head of stories at Granada Reviews described him as “a outstanding guy” and “a super presenter and journalist who may just disarm probably the most difficult of visitors”.

Writing on Twitter, Morris’s daughter Natalie said: “He was once greater than a mother or father, he was once additionally our perfect buddy. We’re totally heartbroken, however so thankful for the time we had with him.

“We will be able to be offline with circle of relatives for some time, however so appreciative of the beautiful messages.”

Identified for his large, booming snicker, Morris shared on-air jokes with the likes of northern comedian idols Peter Kay and Vic Reeves.

ITV Information anchor Charlene White also paid tribute, calling Morris “an totally glorious guy, & good journalist”.

Previous to becoming a member of Granada Reviews in 2003, Morris labored at the BBC’s North West This night.

He additionally hosted BBC Two’s late-night comedy display Shirt and Blouse which helped give wider publicity to black comedians similar to Felix Dexter and Gina Yashere.

West mentioned there could be a unique programme at 18:00 BST on Monday to pay tribute to their past due colleague.

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