Eddie Waring

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Edward Marsden Waring (Eddie Waring) (February 21, 1910October 28, 1986) was a British sports commentator and television presenter.

After a period as manager of Dewsbury RLFC, Waring became well known as the voice of rugby league commentary on the BBC. During the 1960s, his eccentric mode of speech and northern accent began to be widely impersonated, largely due to the influence of Mike Yarwood. His favourite expressions, such as "up and under", became popular catchphrases. Students formed an Eddie Waring Society in his honour.

Waring branched out, appearing as a presenter on the television series, It's a Knockout, and as the UK's representative on the international umpiring team for the European version of the show, Jeux Sans Frontieres, where his striped blazer made him easy to spot.

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