"It's been a really tough decision but I now want to spend a few years with my wife, Beverley, and our three dogs 'smelling the roses' in my garden
“It’s been a really tough decision but I now want to spend a few years with my wife, Beverley, and our three dogs ‘smelling the roses’ in my garden and spending time in the mountains of Austria.”
“I will be continuing with my crime programmes and ITV’s ‘How?’ and writing books, including one recently commissioned. But now I feel it is the right time to move on,” Fred continued.
“I will miss my dear co-presenter, Sangeeta, and my colleagues at ITV Meridian terribly.”
He added: “And, of course, I will miss our wonderful viewers who’ve given me such incredible love and support for so long.
“I’ve been so lucky in my life and career – 58 years working non-stop on regional and network programmes with ITV and I’ve been blessed by having a truly special family. So, to everyone – thank you.”