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John McCririck
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Born in Surbiton, Surrey
Born on 17th of April 1940

Born 1940 - Television horse racing pundit.

Wrote for Grandstand and was a racing journalist for Sporting Life before beginning his career in television in 1981. Known for his outspoken opinions and his manner of dress which includes a deerstalker hat, tweed jacket and enormous sideburns. Appeared as a contestant in the third series of Celebrity Big Brother. Other television appearances include Wife Swap, The Sharon Osbourne Show and Celebrity Poker Club.

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