TV presenter Dale Winton dies aged 62


TV presenter Dale Winton has passed away at the age of 62, it has been announced.

The telly host had a career spanning many decades, hosting shows such as Family Fortunes and In It To Win It.

Arguably his most famous series was Supermarket Sweep, which Dale fronted for a decade between the 90s and early 00s.

More recently, Dale appeared in new Channel 5 show Florida Fly Drive which aired back in February.

The sad news of Dale’s death was confirmed by his agent on Wednesday, who said the TV star passed away yesterday (Wednesday).

They said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

“While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.”

No further details about the cause of death have been revealed.

Tributes have already been pouring in from fellow TV stars and fans.

David Walliams said he was “heartbroken”, writing: “Dale was the best company, always outrageous & hilarious. He adored being in show business & loved meeting fans. He devoted his life to making everyone else happy, his friends, the public & his godsons, even though he found it hard to be happy himself. I pray he has found peace.”

Kate Phillips, controller entertainment commissioning at the BBC, said Winton was “an immensely well-loved individual” with a “wonderfully unique and special energy”.

“He was extremely kind, brilliantly funny and was a true gentleman,” she said

“I am so so so sad to hear about Dale Winton ? a lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty ! RIP ??” tweeted Davina McCall.

Rylan Clark-Neal posted: “So so sad and shocked about the lovely Dale Winton. God bless ❤️”

And Jack Whitehall wrote online: “Desperately sad news about Dale Winton. A really funny and kind person gone too soon, RIP.”