TV presenter and host of Supermarket Sweep Dale Winton dies aged 62

TV presenter Dale Winton dies at the young age of 62-years-old in his home earlier as reported by his agent Jan Kennedy.


                            TV presenter and host of Supermarket Sweep Dale Winton dies aged 62
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The host of Supermarket Sweep, Dale Winton has died at the age of 62, according to his agent. It is reported that he died at his home earlier this Wednesday, his long-term agent Jan Kennedy said. 



 

Jan Kennedy announced, "It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today. While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time of grief." There were no further details revealed. 

He was best-known for hosting Supermarket Sweep as well as the National Lottery game show, In It to Win It. More recently the star created a show for Channel 5 called Dale Winton's Florida Fly Drive.

Many TV stars expressed their shock and disbelief over his untimely death and took to Twitter to share their grief. Davina McCall said he was "a lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty". While Piers Morgan described him as "warm, funny man and superb TV presenter". TBoy George said he was "shocked" to hear of the death and described Winton as "a sweet man".

 



Comedian Jack Whitehall wrote, "Desperately sad news about Dale Winton. A really funny and kind person gone too soon, RIP."

 

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and worked on local radio, before joining the BBC in 1986. He eventually went on to work for Channel 4 and ITV.