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.”
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.
The remaining three episodes were postponed following the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in the Florida.
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.”
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.
So sad to hear about Dale Winton .A lovable and warm entertainer . Thanks for letting me go Wild In Your Aisles .
RIP lovely Dale.
— Lisa Maxwell (@thelisamaxwell) 18 April 2018
So very sad about the gorgeous Dale Winton worked with him many times ! 62 is no age it’s hard to believe he’s gone . Good night lovely man xxxxx
— sherrie hewson (@SherrieHewson) 18 April 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) 18 April 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) 18 April 2018
So so sad and shocked about the lovely Dale Winton. God bless ❤
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) 18 April 2018
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