Magician Paul Daniels dies aged 77

He was one of the most popular British entertainers on television in the 1980s

Magician and entertainer Paul Daniels has died at the age of 77 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

He left hospital to spend his final days with his family.

In recent years, Paul Daniels continued to tour around the UK - he is survived by wife Debbie and his three sons.

Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee starred in The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran for 15 years.

At the height of his career he entertained the likes of Princes William and Harry, the Sultan of Brunei and the Sultan of Oman.

The entertainer burst onto our TV screens in 1970 when he came in second on the talent series Opportunity Knocks.

He was given his own series in 1979 with the Paul Daniels Magic Show, where he coined his famous catchphrase: "You'll like this ... not a lot, but you'll like it".

When the series ended in 1994 he went on to host numerous TV quiz shows, including Every Second Counts, Odd One Out and Wipeout.

He also toured the country with his popular magic stage shows.

In later years he participated in various reality TV shows, including Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Wife Swap, in which he lived with Vanessa Feltz. He and his wife were also featured in a Louis Theroux documentary.

According to his website, he is the only magician in the History of the London Magic Circle to receive all three of their top awards.