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BREAKING NEWS: Dale Winton passes away aged 62

His agent has confirmed the sad news

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Presenter Dale Winton has died at the age of 62, his agent has announced.

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today,” said Jan Kennedy.

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

Dale’s agent broke the sad news (Credit: PA)

The TV favourite will be most fondly remembered for iconic show Supermarket Sweep, which ran from 1993 to 2001.

It made a short comeback between February 2007 and August 2007.

Dale also hosted National Lottery show In It To Win It and Hole In The Wall.

He recently returned to screens earlier this year with travelogue Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive on Channel 5.

Fans were delighted to see his comeback, which saw him visit Walt Disney World in the first episode of four.

Dale visited Walt Disney World  (Credit: Channel 5)

The remaining three episodes were postponed following the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in the Florida.

Dale Winton (Credit: Channel 5)
In a Florida supermarket (Credit: Channel 5)

It had been two years since Dale was last on our TVs.

The presenter revealed to whatsontv.co.uk that his absence from the entertainment world had been because of ill health.

He said: “I had about four surgeries. I had a shoulder problem and a knee problem, so I took a break to get myself sorted.”

Dale Winton Supermarket Sweep (Credit: ITV)
Dale’s Supermarket Sweep (Credit: ITV)

The cause of Dale’s death is not yet known.

Tributes from the showbiz world began to pour in moments after the sad news broke.

More news as we have it.

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