The Diary was remiss last week in not extending our condolences to Bob Monkhouse's family.
Bob hosted three of our Money Marketing awards over the years, sharing his inexhaustible supply of gags with our industry.
The 2003 awards ceremony performance was his finest. Among the jokes shared with the gathered financial services industry included a quip about national IFA Woolwich in which he said Wifas – sounded more like a fart than an IFA. We all thought it but only Bob could say it in front of more than 1,500 people.
He will be missed.