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British TV presenter Dale Winton dies aged 62

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Dale Winton in 2016 on ITV’s Loose Women (Photo: ITV | YouTube)

British TV presenter Dale Winton has died at the age of 62. His death has been confirmed by his agent, reports the BBC, but no further details have been revealed.

Winton was a well-known and much loved fixture on British TV screens. He began his career as a club and local radio DJ. He rose to TV fame with the gameshow Supermarket Sweep in the mid-90s.

His wit, warmth and camp persona quickly found him mainstream success. He went on to host high-profile shows such as the National Lottery In It To Win It and Hole In The Wall.

He came out as gay in a 2002 autobiography.

Fellow celebrities pay tribute

Among those to pay tribute was fellow TV presenter Davina McCall, who 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’

Rylan Clark-Neal said he was ‘shocked and sad’ by the news.

Singer Michael Ball said, ‘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’

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