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Date of Birth 25 December 1929Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, UK
Birth NameJames Stuart Hall

Mini Bio (1)

Stuart Hall was born on December 25, 1929 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England as James Stuart Hall. He is an actor and director, known for The Grand Knockout Tournament (1987), It's a Knockout (1966) and Pot the Question (1984). He has been married to Hazel Bennett since March 1, 1958. They have three children.

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Hazel Bennett (1 March 1958 - present) (filed for divorce) (3 children)

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He is also famous for his wonderful laugh that was exposed many times as he presented and watched the contestants making fools of themselves in the "It's a Knockout" TV series.
Famous for his eccentric radio football reports, containing wonderful, graphic and witty comments.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2012 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Broadcasting and to Charity. He is a sports broadcaster.
In May 2012, after receiving an anonymous letter via a journalist, police investigated allegations that Hall had committed historical sexual offences against prepubescent and adolescent girls. He was charged with multiple sexual offences in December 2012 and January 2013. Although he initially denied any wrongdoing, he pleaded guilty in April 2013 to having indecently assaulted 13 girls, aged between 9 and 17 years old, between 1967 and 1986. When his guilty plea was made public in May 2013, the BBC terminated his contract and subsequently announced that it would launch an inquiry into his conduct at the corporation. On 17 June 2013, Hall was sentenced at Preston Crown Court to 15 months in prison. Following sentencing, the Attorney General's office received complaints that the sentence was unduly lenient. It was referred to the Court of Appeal for review and on 26 July his sentence was increased to 30 months. Further investigations took place and on 23 October 2013 the CPS announced that Hall was to be charged with a further 15 offences of rape and one of indecent assault upon two girls between 1976 and 1981.

In October 2013, it was announced that he would be stripped of his OBE after the award was formally "cancelled and annulled" by the Queen.
Wilmslow, Cheshire, England [December 2011]
On 16 May 2014, Hall was found not guilty of 15 charges of rape and four counts of indecent assault but was found guilty on one count of indecent assault. He later admitted a second charge, and on 23 May was sentenced to an additional two years and six months in jail.

Personal Quotes (5)

[on being awarded the OBE] I am very proud that I have made a contribution. It's been acknowledged and lots of people around the world will be very pleased as my family is and I am too.
As a Corinthian aesthete, I value the game above the prize, beauty above all else. I fear money has devalued this quest. In days of yore, teams would blaze away, attack like Panzers and simply thrill. Spurs of 1961 swashbuckled with Dave Mackay, Cliff Jones, Danny Blanchflower and co. In a nutshell, the players revelled. Now it's "close 'em down", retaliate before they do, win ugly.
He had lots of imitators, the one and only Jimmy Savile.
I've made underachieving an achievement, I've raised mediocrity to a fine art. Don't let it fool anyone. I set out to enjoy myself and I've been so lucky that a lot of people have said, well, if he's enjoying himself, so am I.
I've never been content, I've always thought I could do better.

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