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.”
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.
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.”
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) April 18, 2018
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.”
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.”
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.”
So sad and shocked to hear that Dale Winton has died. He was a lovely,warm man who posed charm. RIP
— Les Dennis (@LesDennis) April 18, 2018
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.”
Dale Winton gave me the best bit of showbiz advice I ever got – Don’t quit the hit! Thank you Dale. X
— graham norton (@grahnort) April 18, 2018
Former Family Fortunes host Les Dennis said: “So sad and shocked to hear that Dale Winton has died. He was a lovely, warm man.”