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After nearly four decades, one of ITV’s longest serving regional news anchors, Fred Dinenage is to leave ITV News Meridian at Christmas. more details…
Matt Thomas… End of an era, I think he has been on tv throughout my whole life. First remember him in HOW.
Karen Sweatman… and now I have the HOW theme song in my head
Julie Findlay-jones… Devastated end of an era he’ll be missed.
Pete Prescott… He was an “old boy” at my school St Johns in Sittingbourne. He visited once.
Peter Fairless… How?
Sheila Maile… I remember seeing him on TV back in 60s.while I was waiting to go to a Brownie meeting .I was around 10 yrs old
Barry Upton… Love him part of a lot of peoples lives
Tony May… Fred is a real legend! I will be so sad to see him go but wish him all the best in his (I presume) retirement. THANK YOU FRED – you definitely did us proud and showed us ‘How’!
Andrew Clifton… I remember Fred in the television series called How! God showing my age.
Shelley Hyland… I will miss Fred on Meridian TV. Bless him, I hope he gets a good rest and wish him and his family the best of everything. He deserves it. Thank you Fred.
John Mcewen… Will miss him.
Yvonne Cleland… Who remembers ‘HOW’?
Julian Deeprose… “Sun bed Fred”, will be sorely missed, a real broadcasting legend
Andy Qunta… Great memories of him!
Phil Scott… Fred’s an Institution, Take it Easy Fred, Enjoy the Break
Lynn Praid… Part of my childhood HOW x
Paul Huggett… I believe he has actually been part of the news team for even longer than 40 years. Legend!
Dennis Torrance… I first saw him as a child on How and a great presenter enjoy your retirement Fred .
Mick O’Dowd… Give him a wave! How many times has he signed of with that wave?
Janet Brophy… Lovely Man, I Remember Him On HOW, Sorry To See Him Go
Mary Martin… Aaawww shame. Lovely man. Wish him all the very best.
Rose Watling… I had the pleasure of meeting Fred some years ago when I worked for the Eastbourne Herald. I was making a video of the Eastbourne Business Awards and he was the guest presenter. What a lovely guy, great sense of humour, very professional in his demeanour – a real gentleman. I did an interview with him as part of the video and he answered all my questions and put me at ease. I was a bit in awe – as like for many of us – he’s been part of my life – on the telly since forever! Sad to see him leave, and wish him all the best.
Dan Mcdonald… A legend but it’s been getting to him having to fly so much from Albuefera every week and back enjoy your book writing Fred and see you down the Gib Tavern next time I get over
Ricky Adelaide… He part of all my life from a boy
Mick Turner… A true News Reader and a lovely Man. Will be missed, as they don’t make them like him any more
Fiona Evans… Happy retirement ,Fred Dinenage. You’ll be missed as they broke the mould when you were born !!
Willie Wicking… Lovely Man Enjoy your retirement Fred
Nick Shute… Huge respect Fred ….will miss your nightly HOW ’sign off’ … Best wishes
Sandie Carlyon… Great broadcaster. Dying breed.
Wendy Weaver… I can remember his first day on Southern TV. He certainly doesn’t look old enough to retire.
Michael Gibbs… A lovely man
Caroline Wells… HOW x
Maureen Marr… Great presenter, well done Fred on your amazing career
Teresa Goacher… They should bring HOW back just too keep you busy….lol x x x
Roger Simmonds… I will realy miss Fred
Peter Webb… Fred was my fave local news reporter
Malcolm McDonald… How