TV presenter Dale Winton dies aged 62
TV presenter Dale Winton, host of Supermarket Sweep, has died at the age of 62, his agent has said.
In a statement his agent Jan Kennedy said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today [Wednesday].
"While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time of grief."
Winston started his career as a radio DJ, before moving into television and presenting Supermarket Sweep between 1993 and 2000, reviving the show in 2007.
Well-known names have took to social media on Wednesday evening to express their sadness at the television star's passing.
Graham Norton wrote on Twitter: "Dale Winton gave me the best bit of showbiz advice I ever got - Don’t quit the hit! Thank you Dale. X"
So sad and shocked to hear that Dale Winton has died. He was a lovely,warm man who posed charm. RIP— Les Dennis (@LesDennis) April 18, 2018
Desperately sad news about Dale Winton. A really funny and kind person gone too soon, RIP.— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) April 18, 2018
So sad to hear the news Dale Winton has passed away. Thoughts for his family he was a gent to work with. RIP— James Martin (@jamesmartinchef) April 18, 2018
So sad to hear that the true gentleman, the charming and so kind Dale Winton has been taken from us far to soon. RIP lovely man. Xx— Michael Ball OBE (@mrmichaelball) April 18, 2018
I am so so so sad to hear about Dale Winton 💔 a lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty ! RIP 🙏🏻— Davina McCall (@ThisisDavina) April 18, 2018
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