Call to name new TV of­fices af­ter White­ley

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

A CAM­PAIGN has been launched call­ing on Chan­nel 4 to name its new head­quar­ters in Leeds af­ter much-loved tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter Richard White­ley.

White­ley, who died in 2005, was the first per­son to be seen on the chan­nel fol­low­ing its launch in the 1980s, host­ing the quiz show from stu­dios in Leeds.

Chan­nel 4’s im­mi­nent move to the city has now been hailed as the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for it to pay trib­ute to the proud York­shire­man’s part in its suc­cess.

Richard’s part­ner, Kathryn Apanow­icz, said: “It would be fan­tas­tic and rather ap­pro­pri­ate as well, I think – the BBC has Wo­gan House, af­ter all.

“Richard would be ab­so­lutely made up.”

Agnes O’Con­nor, seven, from Mar­ton-cum-Grafton, near Bor­ough­bridge in North York­shire, mar­vels at the Christ­mas win­dow dis­plays at Bet­tys cafe and tea rooms in Har­ro­gate. The dis­play is one of the high­lights of Christ­mas in the town.

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