I am so sorry that my return to the blog has to be prompted by such sad news. I have just seen on Facebook that David Rainford has passed away. Like millions of viewers, I first came to know Dave through his stellar performances in the first series of "Are You An Egghead", and met him first hand in the second series. We became internet friends, and took part in several charity quiz events for the Get Connected Charity. Having known Dave on the telly, on he internet, and at a few quiz events, I am deeply saddened. His family and closest friends are, I am certain, absolutely devastated.
I always found Dave to be warm, funny, modest, generous, and a great, great quizzer. He was a real gentleman, and the warmth he projected through the television set was 100% genuine. I'm sure that I speak for millions of Egghead fans when I offer my deepest condolences to his family.