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Des Lynam

Des Lynam was born on September 17, 1942 in County Clare, Ireland. He is known for his work on Have I Got News for You (1990), World Cup 98 (1998) and Trevor's World of Sport (2003). See full bio »

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Known For

Have I Got News for You Self - Guest Presenter
World Cup 98 Additional Crew


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 2004 Footballers' Wives (TV Series)
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- Episode #3.1 (2004) ... Des Lynam
 2003 Trevor's World of Sport (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Des Lynam
 2001 Kiss Me Kate (TV Series)
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- Comic Relief (2001) ... Des Lynam (as Desmond Lynam)
 1994 Harry Enfield and Chums (TV Series)
Desmond Lynam
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Desmond Lynam (as Desmond Lynam)
 1990 Alas Smith & Jones (TV Series)
- Episode #6.4 (1990) ... (as Desmond Lynam)
 1989 The Russ Abbot Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.2 (1989) ... (as Desmond Lynam)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Setanta sports in which a punter confuses him with Dickie Davies (2007) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Desmond Lynam | Des Lynham | Des Lynam OBE | Desmond Lynam OBE


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

I don't think I'm doing the nation a great service by being decrepit in front of their fireplaces. Sport is different from doing an arts programme where you could be 103. If you're talking about athletic young people, it's inappropriate to get too old doing it, in my view. It's only my view, nobody else said that to me, that's my view, my view and my decision. (Speaking in 2004) See more »


He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to sports broadcasting. See more »



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