BBC between 1979 to 1984, has died at the age of 80.The Anglophile Channel, a Los Angeles based production company that worked closely with him, has confirmed the sad news of his death. The ground-breaking American comedian was one of the first in the UK to be given his own BBC series.A statement from The Anglophile Channel read: "It is with great sadness that The Anglophile Channel announces the passing of our dearest friend and teammate, award-winning comedian/host, Kelly Monteith."Kelly was an integral part of TAC having co-hosted Brit Flix with Kelly, Paul and Two-Buck Chuck and Kelly’s BBC Memories. “In 2015 Monteith and Paul Boland were awarded the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award for Best Television Anchor/Host by the Los Angeles Press Club.READ MORE: "After a few successful appearances on the Des O’Connor Show, Monteith starred in his own successful comedy series, 'Kelly Monteith', which ran on the BBC for six seasons. “Monteith co-wrote his titular series with Neil Shand. Monteith was the one of the first American comedians to get his own show on the BBC,” the statement continued."In America, Monteith starred in two series on CBS called, The Kelly Monteith Show and The Hit Squad. “As Kelly often remarked, one of the highlights of his career was performing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Il at the Royal Variety Performance in 1983.The statement went on to discuss the late comedian’s wife and family. "His time in England was incredibly special to Monteith.