Former World of Sport presenter Dickie Davies has died at the age of 94.

Davies was best known for anchoring the ITV sports show from 1968 until it ended in 1985.

He also covered the 1988 Seoul Olympics for ITV before leaving to join Eurosport.

On behalf of his family, his former colleague Jim Rosenthal announced the news of Davies’ death on Twitter: “It is with great sadness that we announce that Dickie Davies passed away this morning.

“I am proud of 20 years of World of Sport, 3 Olympic Games and a brilliant career in television.

“He was survived by a beloved wife, two loving sons, four grandchildren, and two beloved dogs.

“We’d be happy to have some alone time as he mourns his passing and celebrates his life. Dickie was a great friend and colleague… RIP DD.”

Former sky sports presenter Richard Keys paid tribute to Davies twitter, writes: “Dickie Davies. A legend. The end of that era. A kind man and a brilliant publisher. RIP Dickie.”

ITV sports broadcaster Mark Pougatch tweeted: “Oh, Dickie Davies. The rest of us walk in the footsteps of giants. REST IN PEACE.”

gabby logan The Sky Sports presenter described Davies as “one of the best” jeff steling He tweeted: “I just found out that the great Dickie Davies I grew up watching on World of Sport on ITV is dead. Along with Des Lyman, he’s one of my inspirations. A sports broadcasting legend.”