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The man who recorded the 'Mind the Gap' announcements has died

Isabelle Aron

It's a sad day for London, as the man who recorded the 'Mind the Gap' announcements has died aged 62. Phil Sayer was a voiceover artist who could be heard making announcements across the network, but was most famous for warning over-eager commuters to watch out for that big old gap between the train and the platform (yes, apparently people still need reminding).

His wife, Elinor Hamilton, is also a voiceover artist and together they provided PA announcements across the London Underground and for railway stations across the UK. You know those voices that say 'we are sorry to announce...' and politely inform you that your train has been delayed due to rain/sun/bubblewrap on the tracks? That was probably them, as much of their work involved apologising for late trains, which earned them the nickname as 'Britain's most apologetic couple'. Aww.

Image: Jason B/Flickr


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