Stars pay tribute to Dale Winton

Stars pay tribute to Dale Winton


Davina McCall has been leading tributes after the death of TV presenter Dale Winton.

Winton died at his home on Wednesday at the age of 62.

McCall said on Twitter: “I am so so so sad to hear about Dale Winton a lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty ! RIP.”



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Dale Winton in Supermarket Sweep

Several celebrities have posted messages expressing their condolences.

Comedian David Walliams, who starred with Winton in the BBC comedy series Come Fly With Me, said he was “heartbroken” by the star’s death.

Dale Winton attending the Frost Summer Party Fundraiser, in 2016
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Dale Winton attending the Frost Summer Party Fundraiser, in 2016

TV host Graham Norton wrote on Twitter: “Dale Winton gave me the best bit of showbiz advice I ever got – don’t quit the hit! Thank you Dale.”

Singer Boy George said he was “shocked”, posting a message on Twitter saying Winton “was a sweet man”.

Businessman Duncan Bannatyne said Winton was a “great entertainer”, adding: “So young at 62.”

Blue star Antony Costa said he was “devastated”.

He tweeted: “No no no my old friend #dalewinton has died.

“I’m absolutely devastated one of the most kindest men you could ever meet…#RIPdalewinton xxx.”

He was well known for his time hosting Supermarket Sweep
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He was well known for his time hosting Supermarket Sweep

Presenter Sherrie Hewson said: “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. RIP lovely man. Xx.”

Dale Winton presented Supermarket Sweep, a popular ITV game show. Pic: Rex
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Dale Winton presented Supermarket Sweep throughout the 1990s. Pic: Rex

TV star Paddy McGuinness said Winton was “the perfect host”.

“Sad news,” he said on Twitter. “Back in the day Supermarket Sweep was the programme to watch.

“Dale Winton was the perfect host, he made it all look effortless. RIP.”

Theatre star 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.”

Former Family Fortunes host Les Dennis said: “So sad and shocked to hear that Dale Winton has died. He was a lovely, warm man.”



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