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ACTOR and ITV presenter Charles Foster has died.
Charles was one of the faces of the North West's Granada TV channel in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
He was also an accomplished actor with roles in the ITV dramas Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Crown Court.
More recently he provided the voice over on ITV's Judge Rinder programme, having previously worked on Catchphrase and The Krypton Factor.
Tributes have been flooding in for the TV great.
Granada Reports' producer Rob Jaskowski said: "Charles was such a nice person.
"I remember being star stuck on my first day at Granada on work placement in 1984 when I sat with him in the canteen at Quay Street.
"He was great to chat with and a true inspiration.
"Condolences to his family and friends."
BBC presenter Steve Saul wrote: "Sorry to hear the reports of the death of former Granada TV continuity announcer and voiceover Charles Foster.
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"Along with Colin Weston and Jim Pope they were the friendly face of ITV when I was growing up.
"I would have loved to have been an in-vision continuity announcer."
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