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Viewers in tears as Dale Winton's final show airs

Fans share concern for the late TV star's "painfully ill" appearance

Dale Winton fans were left in tears as they claimed he looked "painfully ill" filming his final TV series.

The second episode of Channel 5 travelogue Dale's Florida Fly Drive aired last night, two months after his death.

Viewers said they found the show "disturbing" and questioned whether "clear" signs he wasn't well were not spotted.

Dale on his final TV series (Credit: Channel 5)

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One tweeted: "Very disturbing watching this Dale Winton programme — it is clear he is ill just by looking at him.

This Dale Winton programme is an uncomfortable watch knowing he’s no longer with us. Lovely guy, gone too soon.

"Did anybody ask about his wellbeing before he started this show? Look at those shoulders and legs!"

Another wrote: "Is it me or does Dale Winton actually look physically ill in this show?"

Dale laughs with fitness fanatic in Florida (Credit: Channel 5)

A third added: "He really doesn't seem right in himself, he walks and moves really uncomfortably... did he have an illness that led to his death?"

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The Supermarket Sweep host passed away aged 62 in April but was back on TV posthumously last night as his final TV project was broadcast.

All set for his epic tour of the Sunshine State (Credit: Channel 5)

Dale headed to Florida to take in the sights on a 1,500-mile journey for the four-part series, including beachfront fitness fanatics showing off their physique and visiting the mansion where Gianni Versace was murdered.

It features the much-loved presenter's trademark cheeky humour, and the show was received with a mixture of sadness and fond memories of Dale.

Dale swept to fame on Supermarket Sweep

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Episode one aired before his death but the second instalment was postponed following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida in February.

* Dale Winton's Florida Fly Drive continues on Channel 5 at 10pm on Friday.

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