15 Facts About Eamonn Andrews


Eamonn Andrews, was an Irish radio and television presenter, employed primarily in the United Kingdom from the 1950s to the 1980s.


Eamonn Andrews is perhaps best remembered as the UK host of This Is Your Life from its inception in 1955 until his death in 1987.


Eamonn Andrews began his career as a clerk in an insurance office.


Eamonn Andrews was a keen amateur boxer and won the Irish junior middleweight title in 1944.


Eamonn Andrews was an occasional panellist on the American version, and once acted as host when John Charles Daly was absent.


Eamonn Andrews hosted The Eamonn Andrews Show on ITV for five years.


Eamonn Andrews was probably best known as the presenter of the UK version of This Is Your Life, between its inception in 1955 and his death in 1987, when he was succeeded by Michael Aspel.


Eamonn Andrews was the first This Is Your Life subject on British television when he was surprised by the show's creator, Ralph Edwards.


Eamonn Andrews was a regular presenter of the early Miss World pageants.


Eamonn Andrews chaired the Radio Eireann Authority between 1960 and 1964, overseeing the introduction of state television to the Republic of Ireland and establishing the broadcaster as an independent semi-state body.


Eamonn Andrews stepped down from the RTE Authority amidst a bitter political storm over what was seen as the controversial content of The Late Late Show.


Eamonn Andrews had recorded his last edition of This Is Your Life six days before on 30 October 1987.


Eamonn Andrews appears as a character in Series 8, Episode 1, of the television detective series Endeavour.


Eamonn Andrews, played by Lewis Macleod, surprises a celebrity footballer during a fashion show in Oxford.


Eamonn Andrews served as the namesake for a song by English progressive rock band Soft Machine.