TV favourite Dale Winton dead at 62

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Presenter Dale Winton has died aged 62.

Best known for his work on the gameshow "Supermarket Sweep", Dale later went on to host programmes like "The National Lottery: In It To Win It", "Hole In The Wall" and "Celebrity Fit Club".

Jan said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today". She said, "While we know many will share this bad loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time of grief".

Following news of Winton's death, tributes poured in from the world of entertainment.

One angry viewer said: "So Zoe Ball gets more air time than Dale Winton, that segment was rushed and obviously put together very quickly #ThisMorning".

"They couldn't get through the main gate and had to use a side gate to get into the house " There was a man with grey hair who regularly visited him, I think he stayed for a week when he first moved in.

He paid his respects, saying, "So sad to hear the news Dale Winton has passed away".

Presenter Jonathan Ross said: "Dale Winton was a real sweetheart".

In a series of tweets Little Britain star Walliams, a close friend of Winton's, said he was "heartbroken" by the news. "Kind, sweet, truthful man". Career DJ Winton began in London in 1972 when he had his own morning radio show.

There was even speculation that Dale would reprise his hosting duties on "Supermarket Sweep" next year as FremantleMedia had acquired the global format rights to the iconic shopping series and were planning to bring it back in 2019.

Dale regularly appeared on David and Matt Lucas' BBC comedy show Come Fly With Me, and the pair were last seen in public together back in July 2016.

Dale had previously spoken about his battle with depression following a hard break up while appearing on the Loose Women show in 2016.

"I would not leave the house".

"Then again, I wouldn't be surprised if they wanted 22-year-old to present it".

Winton's parents Gary and Sheree, an actress, divorced when he was 10 and his father died three years later on Winton's bar mitzvah.