The Broom Cupboard presenter Andy Crane, 57, looks worlds away from his children’s TV days

Andy Crane looks unrecognisable 36 years after his debut on children’s show The Broom Cupboard. 

The presenter, 57, who now works on Greatest Hits Radio, is worlds away from the 29-year-old fresh faced presenter who made his debut on the show in 1986. 

Other presenters who found fame on the show include This Morning favourite Phillip Schofield, Andi Peters and Zoe Ball. 

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World’s away: Andy Crane, 57, looks unrecognisable 36 years after his debut on children’s show The Broom Cupboard (pictured right in 1986) 

Andy became the main host of the show after Philip’s departure in 1990. 

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The Broom Cupboard was used as the continuity announcers booth, in which presenters hosted interstitial sections of the television schedule. 

As well as this role on the show, he had a job as a relief presenter on Top Of The Pops between 1988 and 1989. 

Roles: As well as this role on the show, he had a job as a relief presenter on Top Of The Pops between 1988 and 1989 (pictured) 

He was also thrown into the ‘gunk tank’ on the first televised Comic Relief show. 

After his BBC role, Andy moved to the hit technology magazine show Bad Influence! on CITV which he co-presented with Violet Berlin between 1992 and 1996.  

He also presented Motormouth and What’s Up Doc? on weekend mornings in the early nineties.  

The crew: He also presented Motormouth (pictured left, 1991) and What’s Up Doc? on weekend mornings in the early nineties; pictured with Gaby Roslin, Steve Johnson and Andy Buchanan 

Andy went onto present on the now defunct Channel M in Manchester, and received the Best Regional Presenter award at the North West awards. 

Between January 2012 and March 2013, he presented the weekday drive time and Saturday breakfast programmes on BBC Radio Manchester.

He also has made recent appearances on Pointless Celebrities and The Chase Celebrity Special. 

Appearances: He has also appeared on Pointless Celebrities and The Chase Celebrity Special (pictured September 2020)