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Rev Richard Coles back on the airways following death of partner

By: stagedoorscribbler - January 13, 2020

Rev Richard Coles

It was wonderful to hear the dulcet tones of Rev Richard Coles as he returned to the helm of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live this weekend.
The one-time pop star turned priest had been silent from the airways since the death, last month, of his civil partner, Rev David Coles.
David, who had been battling a long illness, died in hospital in Kettering near the Vicarage in Northampton which he shared with Richard and their pet dogs. He was just 42 years old.
Rev Richard who is Vicar of Finedon and as well as co-hosting Saturday Live appears regularly on other shows, first found fame in the 1980s as the keyboard player in the chart-topping band The Communards.
He eventually swapped pop for the pulpit but also made his name as a broadcaster appearing on everything from Have I Got News For You and QI to Songs of Praise. He also competed in the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing and displayed his culinary skills on Celebrity Masterchef and is a popular speaker with Clive Conway Productions.
We are delighted that he will be back of the CCP circuit on 30th January when An Audience with the Rev Richard Coles plays the South Holland centre in Spalding. More info at