Actor and entertainer Roy Hudd has died at the age of 83

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by David Prior

Actor and entertainer Roy Hudd, who hosted BBC Radio 2's The News Huddlines for 26 years and also starred in Coronation Street, has died aged 83.

The Croydon-born star broke into TV appearing on Not So Much A Programme and More A Way of Life, but found wider fame with 1969’s The Roy Hudd Show.

In the 1990s, he won praise as a dramatic actor in television on the likes of Dennis Potter's Lipstick on your Collar, which led to his role as Spoonerism-afflicted Ben Baglin in Potter's Karaoke.

Hudd also played Archie Shuttleworth in Coronation Street for several years, and featured in hit crime drama Ashes to Ashes in 2008.

Other recent TV credits included Broadchurch, Benidorm and Casualty.