And there goes Murray Walker!
The octogenarian who became a household name with his motor racing commentaries is the latest star to be honoured by his home city on Birmingham’s Walk of Fame. He unveiled his star outside the House of Sport (formerly the register office) on Broad Street on Saturday.
Born in Hall Green in 1923, Walker became as famous as many of the drivers he commentated on, including another Brummie, Nigel Mansell, whose Formula One World Championship crowning was described by Walker as one of his career highlights.
Walker joins rock stars Ozzy Osbourne and Noddy Holder and comedian Jasper Carrott on the Walk of Stars.
He said: “It’s very flattering. It’s one of Britain’s great cities and to be honoured in this way is very flattering indeed and I’m obviously delighted it’s happening to me. I’m very lucky that I’ve spent many years talking about a sport that appeals to many people.”