Tamworth-born Searle was the original host of the Melbourne-based quiz show Coles £3000 Question from 1960 until ill-health forced him to resign in early 1963. He was later one of the ‘Good Guy’ presenters on Melbourne’s popular music radio station 3AK.
Searle then moved to Brisbane as a presenter on the recently-launched TVQ0 before moving to Sydney to host The Marriage Game. He later returned to Queensland, working in the hotel and restaurant industries and maintaining other business ventures.
In the late 1970s, Searle had returned to Brisbane to host the game show Pyramid Challenge for the 0-10 Network.
The funeral for Malcolm Searle was held today in Nambour, Queensland.
Source: Jocks’ Journal