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Former 5 live presenter dies

Allan Robb, former presenter with BBC Radio 5 live and Radio 1 Newsbeat has died at the age of 49. He had been suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Allan started his radio career at Northsound in Aberdeen before joining the BBC.

At the BBC, Allan covered stories including the death of Princess Diana and the dawning of the Millennium. He also fronted the station's Midday News for several years.

Atholl Duncan, BBC Scotland's head of news and current affairs, [link=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10486418.stm]said[/link] he would be "fondly remembered by his many colleagues on Reporting Scotland as an extremely professional presenter and a highly skilled and tenacious journalist".

Nicky Campbell has written about Allan Robb on the BBC 5 live [link=http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/5live/]blog[/link], saying he was "a dynamic personality with a risqué sense of humour, and he could make you laugh until you were crying. He was rather more formal on the radio than in person, and I think that was a great strength."

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