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Liverpool radio mainstay and Hold Your Plums host Wally Scott dies

Wally Scott, a long-serving radio producer and presenter in Liverpool who appeared on Radio Merseyside, Radio City, Magic FM and Liverpool Live has passed away.

Scott was perhaps best known for the radio quiz show Hold Your Plums with his long-term comedy partner DJ Billy Butler, and had more recently co-hosted a show with Butler playing classic clips from the popular phone-in quiz. He has also hosted numerous shows at the famous Floral Pavilion Theatre in New Brighton on the Wirral Merseyside and hosted the 1989 TV documentary Merseybeat Magic.

Butler (pictured, right, with Scott) announced the news on Facebook, saying: “It is with deep regret and much sadness that I have to announce the passing of my close friend and colleague Wally Scott who passed away peacefully yesterday morning after a very long illness. Wally was my friend and work mate for over 40yrs on radio and TV. He had careers in journalism with one of Liverpools biggest news agencies, he also worked on Radio City, Radio Merseyside, Magic FM and briefly on Liverpool Live with me. He was an inspiration to work with and a huge influence on my career, we never had a cross word and we had the best chemistry. Together always laughing.And as well as our radio shows, we did over 60 Billy and Wally TV shows together and 58 sold out Pontins shows as well as many theatre shows at the Empire Floral Pavilion Philharmonic, and not forgetting our pantomimes together where Wally would live in fear of my antics! I am so grateful for having met him and having him in my life and I will miss him so dearly sleep well Wally condolences to his life long partner Val.”

Tributes were also being paid to the popular Liverpool character on Twitter this morning:

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