Les Andrews, QSM, began singing with the Kiwi Concert Party during World War II. After the war he studied at London’s Royal College of Music, and sang on BBC television. Back home he was one of the first faces on air when local television began transmitting, and later spent four years hosting quiz show Personality Squares. With his wife Sonia, he was a busy patron of the arts. Andrews died on 28 February 2014.
Wherever I went people would say 'How's your dear old aunt?' So I guess the catchphrase caught on. Les Andrews on compering show Personality Squares, in his 1999 autobiography What a Laugh