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Tributes paid to late Radio 1 DJ Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart

By Lorna Cooper

Published 11/01/2016

Radio star: Ed Stewart
Radio star: Ed Stewart

Tributes have been paid to former DJ and Crackerjack presenter Ed "Stewpot" Stewart, who has died aged 74.

Stewart was one of the first presenters on Radio 1 when it was launched in 1967.

The following year, he began presenting children's show Junior Choice, which became his trademark radio show.

On television, Devon-born Stewart was best known for children's favourite Crackerjack. He hosted the show from 1973 to 1979.

Noel Edmonds also tweeted heartfelt messages about the man he called his "mentor".

Edmonds joined Radio 1 in 1969, taking over from Kenny Everett in 1970. At 21, he was the station's youngest DJ at the time.

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